Cannabis referendum: Why the construction industry is worried weed will be legalised

first_imgNewsHub 24 July 2020Family First Comment: “We’ve got a limited pool of people already, potentially going to be more limited. [It] might encourage people to use drugs more, become more dependent on drugs.”A survey of almost 200 civil contracting companies found more than 66 percent worry that legalising cannabis will negatively affect them.#votenopetodopeSome construction companies warn they’ll face a shortage of workers if cannabis is legalised in the referendum.The high-risk industry will continue to test its workers even if it is legal, and worries that will rule out a large group of employees.Drug testing on construction sites is common practice.“It’s a zero-tolerance policy, we test pre-employment, we test on incidence and we test randomly,” said David Howard, Managing Director of Construction Contracts Ltd.Howard worries it will make it even tougher to find workers.“We’ve got a limited pool of people already, potentially going to be more limited,” he told Newshub. “[It] might encourage people to use drugs more, become more dependent on drugs.”A survey of almost 200 civil contracting companies found more than 66 percent worry that legalising cannabis will negatively affect them.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/07/cannabis-referendum-why-the-construction-industry-is-worried-weed-will-be-legalised.htmllast_img read more

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