Puff, Puff, Pink Slip: Legal Weed Use Still Carries Job Risk

So, if adults in Colorado and Washington legally consume weed after work, away from the job site or the office, they must remain mindful of the drug rules at the shops and offices where they ply their trades, according to labor-law experts in both states.

WASHINGTON: You’re not being paranoid: Even in Washington and Colorado, smoking a legal joint after work could still get an employee fired. The whirlwind firing-turned-rehiring of a tie-dye-bedecked marijuana buyer in Spokane last week – followed by an admission Friday by Seattle’s City Attorney that he took pot to work – only clouded chronic confusion Read the full article…

Comey: FBI ‘Grappling’ With Hiring Policy Concerning Marijuana

“I have to hire a great work force to compete with those cyber criminals and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview,” Mr. Comey said.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Monday was a big day for the nation’s cyber police. The Justice Department charged five Chinese military officials with hacking, and brought charges against the creators of powerful hacking software. But FBI Director James B. Comey said Monday that if the FBI hopes to continue to keep pace with cyber criminals, the organization may have to Read the full article…

NJ Transit Employee Challenging Agency Over Medical Marijuana Policy

When Davis took a drug test as part of the application process, the test showed traces of marijuana in his system, and so, following policy, the Record said, the agency sent Davis to a drug rehabilitation program for eight weeks.

NEW JERSEY: When New Jersey legalized medical marijuana, it created several potential complications, including one that’s now emerged in a case involving NJ Transit. According to a report by the Bergen Record, Charlie Davis, an NJ Transit employee of five years,  applied for a new job with the railroad division, disclosing that he is a registered medical marijuana user. Read the full article…