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Marijuana Drug testing restricts the job pool, and in the current tight labor market, that’s having an impact on productivity and growth. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Employers are struggling to hire workers in tightening U.S. job market. Marijuana is now legal in nine states and Washington, D.C., meaning more than one in five American adults can eat, drink, smoke or vape as they please. The result is the slow decline of pre-employment drug tests, which for decades had been a requirement for new recruits in industries ranging from manufacturing to finance.

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