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Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Arkansas

Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Brightmine Editorial Team


  • Arkansas law provides for a voluntary program for drug-free workplaces. See Drugs and Alcohol.
  • The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016 permits the use of medical marijuana by qualified registered patients with a qualifying medical condition. 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.
  • Arkansas does not prohibit drug and alcohol testing of employees or job applicants, and employers may establish their own testing policies. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
  • The Arkansas Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking, including e-cigarette use and smoking of marijuana, in places of employment. See Smoking.
  • A "No Smoking" sign" in the workplace is not required. See Postings.
  • Employers are not required to have a smoking policy but may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.