Matthew Troiano Quoted In NJ.com Cannabis Insider Article, “Will Cops Be Allowed To Toke? This Bill Says No.”April 29, 2021
As published by NJ.com Cannabis Insider, April 29, 20212
By Amanda Hoover
New Jersey’s law on drug testing employees for cannabis is confusing to the business community, but its effect on law enforcement may be even more muddled.
Unlike some other state’s cannabis laws, New Jersey’s allows people to use cannabis in their free time without retaliation from employers. Employers can still drug test them, but can only take action if a person has THC in their system and undergoes an evaluation by a workplace impairment expert showing they were high on the job.
“If I’m defending a police officer that’s involved in a shooting…there is an allegation that that person is under the influence of marijuana or THC and that affected their ability to do their job and make an analysis — I would challenge that over and over again,” said Matt Troiano, a former Morris County prosecutor and criminal attorney.