Director Jim Swart of the Office of the Secretary Transportation, Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance, and Department of Transportation, has issued a statement regarding the recent state initiatives to permit use of marijuana for “recreational purposes” and it’s potential impact on the regulation about the use of marijuana by safety-sensitive transportation employees.

Director Swart states that the state initiatives will have “no bearing on the Department of Transportation’s regluated drug testing program. “The Department of Transportation’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulation…does not authorize the use of Schedule 1 drugs, including marijuana, for any reason” Click here to read the entire statement.