The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners voted down a proposal to add the word “marijuana” to its drug testing policy, that would have allowed drug testing of employees suspected of being high on the plant, which recently became legal in Michigan.

After discussion on April 16, commissioners voted against the measure recommended by county staff. It would have updated a policy to test non-union employees for the presence of marijuana if they are suspected of being under the influence, in some cases.

Refusal to submit to such testing would have resulted in immediate dismissal, according to a presentation on the policy recommendation by Human Resources Director Kristine Cunningham in March.

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Brad Devereaux ~ MLive.com ~

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