Recreational Marijuana Legislation and the Workplace

There are a number of reasons for upholding a drug free workplace–increased productivity, fewer errors, and a safer working environment are just a few of them.  With an increasing number of states passing laws legalizing recreational marijuana, employers are raising a number of questions and voicing serious concerns about what this means for their desired drug-free workplace. While the laws and policies in place are far from clear, employers still have the right to perform drug screening on both their current employees and prospective applicants.

Not only are additional jurisdictions considering similar legislation, but there is also the federal issue of which to keep apprised.  These laws have a significant impact on employers and many of their policies and procedures, including hiring, promotion, safety, and drug-free policies.

Enter your information below to view a map depicting locations that have a statewide and/or local medical marijuana laws that impact employers. Below the map, you’ll find a summary of each law.

This information is presented for general educational purposes and is provided solely for the convenience of its readers. It is not a substitute for legal advice. Consultation with qualified legal counsel is recommended for all matters of employment law.

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