Colorado Marijuana Advocacy Groups Fight to Change Employer and Newborn Drug Testing | Westword

Numerous cannabis advocacy groups are ready to flex their muscles at the State Capitol today, January 23, with a goal of reforming state drug-testing policies.

Led by the Colorado and Denver chapters of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, many pot supporters will be there all day in the hopes of meeting with elected officials. According to Colorado NORML director Ashley Weber, they’re looking for a lawmaker to sponsor legislation that would change employer drug testing in Colorado from relying on blood or body-fluid draws to impairment tests.

The language was shopped around by Denver NORML (a separate chapter) during the 2018 legislative session, but failed to find a sponsor. However, Weber thinks that a new, bluer round of state legislators after the 2018 election bodes well for a second try.

“We already have the language written out, so with the

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