Drug Testing Question

Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:18 PM


I have not found any threads about this from the past few years, so I am asking to see if anything has changed.

What is drug testing like? I am interested in working in ride operations this summer. I go to college in Vermont, where marijuana is legal, however I am not 21. I understand that marijuana is not legal in Ohio. I am absolutely willing to abstain from all drugs and alcohol if I am able to work here. The only substance that I use is marijuana. I have no criminal record of any kind and I have never used any other type of drug.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 4:51 PM

It's pretty straight forward. Pass the test, you can work.

Fail the test or a random test throughout the season, you won't need to worry about it anymore.

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Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:11 AM

Because that post above didn’t answer your question, I’ll take a shot...

The drug test is your basic urine sample collection done at first aid. It will detect all forms of drugs. So even if you are on a prescription, don’t hesitate to tell them.

In terms of marijuana, you are correct, it is not legal for recreational use in Ohio. Your best bet is to abstain from use for a few weeks in order to get it out of your system. Also note, Cedar Point’s #1 priority is safety. There are no exceptions in ride operations. So you might be subjected to a random drug test during the season. It’s all by the luck of the draw.

After working there for 6 seasons, I got random drug tested twice.

Alcohol is allowed and I believe is not detected in the drug test as I always had a going away party each year I left for Sandusky the day before I processed in and of course would have some drinks.

Hope this helps, and have an awesome season.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 10:35 PM

All safety positions (lifeguards, ride hosts, those driving a company vehicle) will have to do a drug test when you process in. It's simple though... go to First Aid in Planet Snoopy, and do the urine sample.

Everyone is subject to the random drug testing throughout the season, even Snoopy! (No, seriously, they have drug tested Snoopy before - but don't worry kids, he was clean).

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 3:36 PM
1000 years of force's avatar

Yup, maintenance has an on-boarding drug test too.

I was randomed up to 6 times in one season... and as few as once.

You will have to abstain for more than 30 days to not go "positive".

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 7:41 PM

My first year, I worked tear down with merchandise (putting the merchandise away and having the stores ready for the off - season). My random drug test came after the season ended.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 10:28 AM

Just remember that while Marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes may be legal in your home state or Ohio (Ohio is Medicinal only) it is still a federally illegal and controlled substance. Any employer may reserve the right to terminate or deny your employment if you fail a drug test. Employers reserve the right to ban any substance regardless of legality of the substance. For an extreme example look at professional sports. Players can receive suspensions for something as simple as Adderall.

So even in Vermont where it is recreationally legal if you apply for a job and fail a test for marijuana use a company has the right to deny or terminate your employment.

Last edited by WolfBobs, Thursday, May 16, 2019 10:29 AM

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