Medical marijuana cases impacting employer rights to drug-free workplace that employers need to consider human resource and legal issues surrounding both applicants and employees who use medical marijuana the issue of medical marijuana in the workplace is here to stay return to news. Home workplace policies up in smoke - are employers required to accommodate medical marijuana use up in smoke - are employers required to accommodate medical marijuana use. Hr webinars about marijuana including necessary revision to hr policies based on medical marijuana whether medical marijuana use is a reasonable accommodation under the ada, and whether employers need to allow employees to smoke or use marijuana in the workplace. Whether for recreational or medical purposes, marijuana use is rising across the country the legalization of marijuana in a growing number of states has left employers concerned about the impact the new marijuana laws will have on their businesses. Marijuana in the workplace in 2011 washington state has ruled in favor of employers in the past when employees have been fired for legal use of medical marijuana in 2011. Medical marijuana in the workplace visit pshsaca according to health canada, the number of canadians authorized to use medical marijuana is increasing and is expected to reach approximately 1% of the canadian population by 20245.
Brandon coats, 35, is suing his former employer after his use of legal medical marijuana to treat painful spasms led to his dismissal for violating the company's drug-free workplace rules. Medical marijuana is legal in ohio but you will not be able to buy it legally for another year. Employers should know the facts before responding to requests. Whether to modify workplace policies is on the minds of hr professionals across the country why two words: medical marijuana. This post was originally published in inc with medical marijuana legal in 23 states and washington, dc, there are now millions of card-carrying cann. Hat sticky green plant, long-outlawed for legal consumption, now available in a maryland dispensary near you marijuana is now legal for use if you have a medical certification in maryland and while the state says green means go, will your employer.
Medical marijuana use: though permitted by california doctors, not permitted in workplace or protected by ada substances act's clear statement that marijuana is an unlawful controlled substances that has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the united states. I have glaucoma, and my doctor gave me a prescription for medical marijuana to help me control my eye pressure i use marijuana on the weekend and two evenings per week i never use it during the work day or before work. Medical marijuana in the workplace presented by: edwin a keller, jr, robert p spretnak state bar of nevada section of labor & employment law. A medical marijuana dispensary in los angeles as illinois moves closer to opening its first dispensaries, some employers have begun navigating the tricky landscape of medical weed at work. With the growing list of states legalizing marijuana, are workplace drug policies up in smoke as the new year begins, arkansas, florida and north dakota j. Workplace issues medical marijuana marijuana is classified as a schedule i drug - considered highly addictive and having no medical value conflict between state and federal law under federal law, marijuana is treated like every other.
Here's why you need a workplace marijuana policy by twenty-three states have legalized medical marijuana and four states and the district of columbia have legalized wulffson says that if an incident involving marijuana happens in the workplace. With the changes coming to medical marijuana licences, what does that mean to employers and employees.
Map of state marijuana laws nearly half the states and the district of columbia have passed laws legalizing marijuana use in some form five jurisdictions have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes, while 24 states have legalized medical marijuana. This article will answer the five most pressing questions facing arizona employers about medical marijuana in the workplace.