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Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Ohio

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


  • Ohio permits an employer to implement a drug-free workplace. See Drugs and Alcohol.
  • Ohio permits the use of medical and recreational marijuana. 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.
  • Ohio law does not prohibit employers from testing employees or job applicants for illegal drug use or alcohol impairment. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
  • Ohio's Smoke Free Workplace Act prohibits smoking in places of employment. See Smoking.
  • An employer must post "No Smoking" signs 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.
  • Akron has requirements pertaining to smoking. See Local Requirements.