use cannabis out side work

Vlocity MTNE11
Mar 9 10 Comments

Especially in Bay area tech companies, is it illegal to use cannabis out side work , and would that be part of new employment screening .. What are your experiences..

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  • New / Engjo2305
    I dont use cannabis or other drugs but if a company asked me to submit to a drug test I would refuse as that is a red flag and an invasion of my privacy
    Mar 91
    • New / EngTC++
      Some companies who are federal contractors have to do drug sceenings.
      Mar 9
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    Cannabis use is legal on the state level and illegal on the federal level.

    Very few Bay Area companies have drug screening. It is typically limited to law enforcement and federal contractors.
    Mar 90
  • Square djPIF7
    Cannabis is legal in California, so no, nobody cares. At all.
    Mar 90
  • Microsoft not-a-dev
    Dude it’s California. The weed culture was kind of invented there - even before it became legal in the state. And weed is far from the only drug people do there.
    Steve Jobs famously admitted he did LSD and believed that made him more creative at his job.

    Just don’t do stupid stuff. Remember Hotel California? You can check at any time you’d like but you can never leave...
    Mar 90
  • Oracle now@google
    Few if any tech companies do drug screening. Nobody cares, really.
    Mar 90
  • New
    EMVH32

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    EMVH32more
    Divide the amount of money invested in a software product by the number of lines of code. You’ll likely discover that it costs around $1,200 per line of code to maintain a piece of software.

    It’s not illegal, but as a hiring manager, if I have to fix code someone wrote poorly because they were stoned or drunk they are immediately fired. Usually a lay-off, so they can collect unemployment, but they are removed from the team.

    If your drug and alcohol use causes financial damage through bad code then why would anyone want you on their team?
    Mar 122
    • Microsoft not-a-dev
      1. You can’t legally fire people for being alcoholics. It’s a disease and you can’t fire people for that.
      2. The point of the post was about using cannabis outside of work. Cannabis’ effects last 2-3 hours when smoked, and normally around 6 hours when eaten. So by the time you’re back to work you’re fine.
      Mar 12
    • New
      EMVH32

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      Yep. And on my teams people keep it that way or they’re invited to find a new team.
      Mar 12
  • Western Digital xfcs35
    There are companies that before they hire you, they ask you go to a clinic for drugs test.
    Mar 90

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