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Carriers asked to weigh in on how recreational marijuana affects trucking

February 28, 2023


The American Transportation Research Institute wants carriers to weigh in on whether federal drug testing policies for CDL holders should change, given the growing number of states legalizing marijuana.

More than 20 states, most recently Maryland and Missouri, have now legalized recreational marijuana. ATRI’s new survey, Impacts of Marijuana Legalization on the Trucking Industry, is open for submissions until March 17.

“States are moving quickly to legalize recreational marijuana use,” Fred Fakkema, vice president of safety and compliance at Zonar Systems and Chairman of the American Trucking Associations’ Law Enforcement Advisory Board, said in a statement. “This rapid change directly impacts fleets and their workforce; ATRI’s research will help quantify those impacts.”

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