Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: North Carolina
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: XpertHR Editorial Team
- North Carolina employers may prohibit drug and alcohol use in the workplace. See Drugs and Alcohol.
- North Carolina permits the use of a form of medical marijuana under very limited circumstances. See Medical 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 doing business in North Carolina that choose to conduct drug testing must comply with the Controlled Substance Examination Regulation Act. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
- North Carolina bans smoking in all enclosed areas of restaurants and bars. See Smoking.
- Restaurants and bars are required to post signs indicating where smoking is prohibited. See Postings.
- Employers are not required to have a smoking policy, but may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.