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Businesses are beginning to drop marijuana from drug tests

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Many businesses are quietly dropping marijuana from the drug tests they require from prospective employees, AP's Christopher Rugaber reports.

Why it matters: "Marijuana testing — a fixture at large American employers for at least 30 years — excludes too many potential workers, experts say, at a time when filling jobs is more challenging than it’s been in nearly two decades."