So I'm hopefully going into the trades soon, I have many friends in skilled trades who smoke weed or used to, weed is 100 percent legal for recreational use in canada and I have never run into any issues with testing myself, I had an interview today and the interviewer said that she spoke to someone who worked 7 days on 7 days off, on his off days he smokes weed as is his right, he came back after his 7 days off and they tested him randomly, he tested positive for weed of course because it can stay in ur system for weeks. Of course he wasn't actually high at work or anything, but he still was suspended until he tests negative, took him 9 weeks without pay to test negative and he was finally allowed back. Has anyone else in canada or anywhere where weed is legal for recreational use run into a situation like this, if you could fight it, how did you? Generally most workplaces understand that people are adults and will do adult things where I live, but unfortunately this does happen.
Edit: obviously if someone is high or drunk at work, they shouldn't be there. It just pisses me off that people who pay attention to the rules get fucked. I just don't understand why they don't develop a different type of test, like maybe a sobriety test that actually works with weed, especially since it's legal. I've worked in places where someone comes to work high or drunk and seriously injures a coworker, that's obviously fucked up.