Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Maryland
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: XpertHR Editorial Team
- Maryland employers may implement drug-free workplace policies. See Drugs and Alcohol.
- Maryland permits the use of medical marijuana by qualified registered patients with a debilitating medical condition. See Medical Marijuana.
- Employers may implement and enforce policies that prohibit the use, sale, possession, distribution, purchase and cultivation of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. See Drug and Alcohol Policies.
- An employer that chooses to implement a workplace testing program must follow the provisions of the state's job-related alcohol and drug testing law. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
- The Maryland Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking in an indoor place of employment. See Smoking.
- An employer post at each entrance a sign stating that smoking is not permitted. See Postings.
- Employers are not required to have a smoking policy. See Smoking Policies.
- Localities including Baltimore, Howard County and Montgomery County have requirements pertaining to smoking in the workplace. See Local Requirements.