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Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Pennsylvania

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


  • Employers may implement and enforce policies that prohibit the use, sale, possession, distribution, purchase and cultivation of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. See Drugs and Alcohol
  • Pennsylvania permits the use of medical marijuana by registered users with a serious medical condition. See Medical Marijuana.
  • Pennsylvania does not have specific drug and alcohol testing laws governing private employers. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
  • Pennsylvania prohibits smoking in workplaces. See Smoking.
  • "No Smoking" signs" are required 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.
  • Philadelphia has requirements pertaining to marijuana testing and smoking. See Local Requirements.