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Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Georgia

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


  • Georgia employers may prohibit drug and alcohol use in the workplace. See Drugs and Alcohol.
  • Georgia permits the use of medical marijuana under the Haleigh's Hope Act. 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.
  • Private employers in Georgia are not prohibited from conducting drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
  • The Georgia Smokefree Air Act bans smoking in all enclosed areas within places of employment. See Smoking.
  • An employer must post signs indicating where smoking is prohibited and permitted. See Postings.
  • Employers are not required to have a smoking policy, but may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.