What You Need To Know If You Have Employees Who Use Medical Marijuana

A judge has ruled surveillance video showing the police raid of a medical marijuana dispensary in California can be used as evidence concerning the conduct of the officers involved in the operation.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Since 1996, 20 states and the District of Columbia have enacted some form of legislation that allows for the non-criminal use of marijuana for medical purposes, with more states likely to follow suit. Colorado and Washington are the only states at this time that allow for the recreational use of marijuana. Employers Read the full article…

Legal Marijuana, Drug-Free Workplaces On Collision Course

While the U.S. is only now starting to explore modern medical uses of marijuana, for centuries, women around the world have harnessed the magical green leaves.

COLORADO:  Marijuana legalization is on a collision course with employers wanting drug-free workplaces, say two attorneys on the front lines of the new legal battlefield. Legalization of pot also is the enemy of employers seeking to maintain high quality, low absenteeism and steady healthcare costs, says an addiction counselor. Increased marijuana use is producing more Read the full article…

Washington Employers: Marijuana Legalization In Washington State Won’t Prevent Workplace Drug Tests

“Legal recreational and medical use of marijuana does not give employment protections to employees who fail employer drug tests,”

WASHINGTON: Misinformation about the legalization of marijuana in Washington State could result in termination, if an employee tests positive for a drug test in a company that has a zero-tolerance drug policy. Employer’s zero tolerance drug policies are not affected by the new law. “Legal recreational and medical use of marijuana does not give employment protections Read the full article…