Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Colorado
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: XpertHR Editorial Team
- Colorado employers may prohibit drug and alcohol use in the workplace. See Drugs and Alcohol.
- Employers may prohibit the use of medical and recreational marijuana in the workplace. See Marijuana.
- Employers may implement and enforce policies that prohibit the use, sale, possession, distribution, purchase and cultivation of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. See Drug and Alcohol Policies.
- Employers may establish a drug and alcohol testing program for any job-related purpose consistent with business necessity and administered under the terms of the employer's written policy. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
- The Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking, including the use of electronic smoking devices, in any indoor area, including any place of employment. See Smoking.
- A "No Smoking" sign is not required to be posted. See Postings.
- Employers are not required to have a smoking policy but may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.
- Boulder has requirements relating to drug and alcohol testing. See Local Requirements.