All Items: Drug Free Workplace

  • Massachusetts Supreme Court Rules for Employee Fired for Medical Marijuana Use

    July 21, 2017

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that a fired employee who failed a drug test because she was taking medical marijuana to treat Crohn's disease can sue her former employer for handicap discrimination.

  • First-of-Its-Kind Medical Marijuana Ruling Finds Employer Acted Illegally

    May 31, 2017

    A Rhode Island court has held a company liable for refusing to hire a medical marijuana cardholder because she could not pass a preemployment drug test. It is a novel ruling not only in Rhode Island but nationwide.

  • West Virginia Is 29th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana Use

    April 28, 2017

    West Virginia has become the 29th state to permit medical marijuana use after Governor Jim Justice signed the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, which recognizes marijuana as a treatment for patients with certain specified serious health conditions.

  • Positive Drug Tests of US Workers at Highest Level in a Decade

    September 21, 2016

    The percentage of employees testing positive for illegal drug use is at its highest level in 10 years, according to an analysis by Quest Diagnostics of nearly 11 million workforce drug test results.

  • Ohio Becomes 26th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

    June 16, 2016

    Governor John Kasich has signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio. Effective September 6th, physicians in the state may recommend the use of medical marijuana for individuals suffering from more than 20 different serious medical conditions. However, the new law does not permit smoking the drug for any reason.

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