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Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Louisiana

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


  • Louisiana employers may prohibit drug and alcohol use in the workplace. See Drugs and Alcohol.
  • Louisiana permits medical marijuana use in limited circumstances for therapeutic reasons for patients diagnosed with a debilitating 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.
  • Louisiana does not prohibit employers from testing employees and job applicants for drug and alcohol use or establishing testing policies. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
  • Smoking is prohibited in any enclosed area within a place of employment. See Smoking.
  • "No smoking" signs must be posted in every place of employment where smoking is prohibited by law. See Postings.