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More than half of U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana in some form. Despite this trend, marijuana remains a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law. Employers need to understand the impact medical marijuana may have on health benefits as well as workplace safety and policies. The International Foundation will keep you informed of any changes.
CO - Colorado won’t stop employers from firing workers for using weed off the clock [Denver Post]
FL - Florida Medical Marijuana Users May Soon Become Protected Class Under State Employment Laws [Foley & Lardner]
IL - Impact of marijuana legalization important lesson for employers [Chicago Daily Law Bulletin]
IN - Indiana’s marijuana laws keep things simple for employers, for now [The Indiana Lawyer]
MO - Missouri bill seeks to allow employers to test for medical marijuana [Fox2Now]
NJ - NJ Supreme Court Holds Medical Marijuana Use Outside of the Workplace is Protected Under State Law and Employers are Required to Accommodate After-Hours Use [JD Supra]
NY - Help Wanted, No Pot Test Required: New NYC Law Takes Effect [NBC New York]