Interesting article! The law is not specific so it is worthwhile for you to review your policies to assure consistency as they relate to this issue. For example hiring, illegal drug use and testing, discipline and termination. Anyone have any experiences with this issue? http://www.inc.com/news/articles/2010/02/marijuana-law-confusing.html
I hadn't even thought of this as an issue! Which states have legalized marijuana for medicinal use? I wonder if were one of them...
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There are currently 14 states that have legalized marijuana for medical use: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhodes Island, Vermont, and Washington There are 13 more with pending legislation: Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin
Just because the states have legalized the use, doesn't mean that the employee is protected against termination. There is the rub...the states as well as the Fed are not taking a position. Not sure how I would manage this one except to pick a position and make sure I stuck to it. Wonder what an attorney would say?
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