Topic: marijuana

Firing Up on the Job Can Still Get You Fired: What New Marijuana Laws Mean for Employers

[Editor’s note: for full effect you might consider playing the song embedded below as you read the latest on this buzzing topic.] On November 6 of this year, voters in both Colorado and Washington approved initiatives to legalize the possession and use of small amounts of marijuana. What do the new laws mean for employers… Read more »

Connecticut and Delaware Pass Medical Marijuana Laws to Protect Employees

State lawmakers appear to be warming up to the idea that workers who use medical marijuana need protections against discrimination in the workplace. Currently, sixteen states and the District of Columbia permit the ingestion of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Another twelve are considering similar legislation. Few states have regulations that protect the rights of workers… Read more »

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: What Lawyers Are Saying

“Medical-marijuana laws present employers with a unique dilemma regarding how they handle employees or applicants who test positive for illegal drug use as compared to how they handle persons who test positive for prescribed painkillers or other drugs. Given the status of medical marijuana, employers in various industries who conduct drug and alcohol tests may… Read more »