The chairwoman of the Baltimore City Council’s labor committee wants to stop testing candidates for many city jobs for marijuana use.
Democratic Councilwoman Shannon Sneed introduced a bill to ban such screening. She said Monday that the city should consider marijuana use more like alcohol use when it makes hiring decisions, leaving applicants’ consumption outside work a private matter.
Sneed said she’s flagged job openings to people in her East Baltimore district only for them to tell her they wouldn’t be able to pass the drug test.
“If it came up in your system and you’re a good candidate, I would think we want the best candidate,” Sneed said.