First post, but I've been lurking a bit recently. Lot's of great info on this board. I tried searching but I only found loosely related topics...
I have accepted a job offer recently, and am just going through the pre-employment motions right now. The standard drug test and background check phase right now. I have been clean for two months so I'm not worried about the piss test, but I am kind of worried the background check could reveal I have a currently valid MMJ license. How private is the registry? A friend of mine told me it's only public info if you have specified a caregiver, but that doesn't sound right at all.
The company uses an outside company for background checks, Kroll Background America. This is the part that worries me on some of the paperwork I filled out:
Can my SS # or my current/past address (have used two since getting the card) trace to my MMJ status? Does the registry fall into that "civil/other public record" category?reports may include, but are not limited to, information as to my character, general reputation, and personal
characteristics, discerned through employment and education verifications; personal references; personal interviews; my personal
credit history based on reports from any credit bureau; my driving history, including any traffic citations; a social security number
trace; present and former addresses ; criminal and civil history/records; any other public record.
The specific position is in Casper, WY (a non-medical state) but the company is multinational so I don't really know what laws govern overall. The fact that the position is in a non-med state, and that there's no way I pissed positive leads me to believe I could argue a strong case if they do discover my status. I used it when I needed it, and no longer have a use.
Thanks for any input.