Marijuana Legalization Has No Impact on DOT Drug Testing Regulations



Marijuana is now legal in 11 states. 22 additional states have legalized marijuana for medical use only. With these recent changes in law, there has been some misunderstanding surrounding the regulation of marijuana use among commercial drivers. To clear up any confusion, the Department of Transportation Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance released the following notices:

In short, while marijuana may be legal in the state a driver is operating in, it is still absolutely illegal to operate under the influence of marijuana--including for medical reasons.