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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.
AL - Alabama Legalizes Medical Marijuana While Allowing Employers Discretion as to Participating Workers [JD Supra]
CA - 16 States Provide Workplace Protection for Medicinal Marijuana. Could California Be Next? [Risk & Insurance]
CO - Colorado won’t stop employers from firing workers for using weed off the clock [Denver Post]
CT - Legal Marijuana Poses New Challenges for Employers [CBIA]
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]
MT - Montana Legalizes Marijuana for Recreational Use and Will Protect Lawful Off-Work Use [JD Supra]
NJ - Recreational Marijuana Is Legal in New Jersey: What Employers Need to Know [Ogletree Deakins]
NY - Help Wanted, No Pot Test Required: New NYC Law Takes Effect [NBC New York]