Drug Tests Show Marijuana Use Continues to Increase, Raising Workplace Safety Concerns

OMA Connections Partner Working Partners® has published this summary of a large-scale analysis of drug test results that identify trends in the U.S. workforce. The study found that despite a decrease in positivity rates for many substances, the double-digit increase in marijuana positivity rates kept overall rates at historically high levels.

In states that allow recreational use, marijuana positivity surged 118.2% from 2012 to 2020 (2.2% in 2012 versus 4.8% in 2020). In states with only medical marijuana statutes, such as Ohio, marijuana positivity increased 68.4% (1.9% versus 3.2%). 6/15/2021