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Marijuana and the Workplace

Given the complex patchwork of federal, state and local laws addressing the use of marijuana by employees both in the workplace and during nonworking hours, employers are often left with more questions than answers. Is it permissible to test? May an employer ban marijuana? May an employer terminate an employee who tests positive for marijuana use? Are employees who use marijuana for medical purposes protected?

Employers have a vested interest in maintaining a safe, efficient and productive workplace. Below are some key tools and resources to help an employer manage marijuana use and reduce the risk of liability.