New York City Taxi Commission Stops Drug Testing for Cannabis

Ganjapreneur reports

The New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission will stop testing drivers for cannabis after New York legalized cannabis for adult use in March.

The New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) will no longer test drivers for cannabis following statewide legalization enacted in March, according to a memo obtained and outlined by the New York Post.

TLC licenses drivers for the city’s livery vehicles, along with Uber and Lyft drivers. According to the commission’s website, the agency has over 200,000 licensees.

In an interview with the Post, Fernando Mateo, founder and spokesman of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, called the move “a big mistake” and “irresponsible.”

“If they’re not going to be testing for marijuana, that means drivers will have the opportunity to smoke weed and drive. I don’t want my kids in a car with a guy that smokes weed, and is allowed to smoke weed regularly, and not get tested. We have to draw the line somewhere.” – Mateo to the Post

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