It seems the growing popularity of cannabis in the U.S. represents a complex issue for the trucking industry. With trucking being federally regulated, cannabis remains prohibited under federal workplace drug testing programs for the over 3.5 million drivers who haul our shipments back and forth across the country.
The subject came up at a Senate Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight and Ports Subcommittee hearing that was called “Freight Mobility: Strengthening America’s Supply Chains and Competitiveness,” and Cannabis Wire took a deep dive.
Participating lawmakers looked at how Congress and other stakeholders could enhance the country's "transportation infrastructure and supply chains to ensure the continued competitiveness of American freight movement.”
Representatives from the freight and railroad industry, the Teamsters, Port Authorities and Trucking Associations testified.
"Trends and popular opinion do not always lead to good policy," said Chris Spear, president and CEO of American …