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California is also considering a bill that would provide protections to employees legally using marijuana in the state. Assembly Bill No. 1256, if passed, will make it unlawful discrimination for California employers to refuse to hire or to terminate an employee based on a positive drug screen for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While there are some exceptions to each of these laws, employers should be cognizant of the ever-changing landscape of employee protections related to marijuana usage and the need to shape their drug testing protocols on a state-by-state basis.