I’m asking this hypothetical question because I am pretty sure no laws are broken and nothing illegal is done. If that isnt the case, feel free to delete this thread. I also tried searching for similar questions, but couldnt find anyting.
Lets say that for, whatever reason, you go visit Amsterdam and you spend a good amount of time there, four days to a week perhaps. While there, you go through a truly shameful amount of marijuana, smoking rather liberally at designated areas.
Now, on your return, you either get a job offer that asks you to take a drug test before your employment can be finalized ( my experience with such companies is typically that you need to take the test within 48 hours of the offer ) or, you work for a company that does random drug screenings, and they call you up for a urine test.
Whatever the case, I’d imagine you would be set for failure urine screening. However, does the fact that you were in a country in which you could freely and legally partake in said drugs give you a pass on the drug test?
Generally, I am thinking the answer would be “No.” Most companies don’t really care why a person passed or failed a test, they only care about the end result of it. Also, when the company does the test, they aren’t to concerned about laws, ( after all, they don’t press charges after a person fails, I believe? Right? ) either in this country or any other ones. Like said, they are only concerned with the pass fail result. As such, their also wouldnt be any legal grounds to fight in court. Company Policy is Company Policy, not law.
However, would their be any grounds to pass the test? Say, just coming out to your boss, or HR department, or whatever, and saying “Well, heck yeah I inhaled. I was in Amsterdam last week!!”