Companies’ Cannabis Policies Don’t Always Evolve With State Law
Legalization is spreading and the “4/20 Holiday” is predicted to be bigger than ever when it comes to legal cannabis sales. That means more Americans will be using marijuana for medical or recreational purposes, but have employers’ drug use policies changed with legalization?
The situation is a challenging one for businesses. Marijuana Moment’s Legislative Tracking Tools show more than 1,005 cannabis bills in state legislatures and Congress for 2019 sessions, so it’s hard for companies to keep up with changing laws and regulations. Employers need stay up to date and know if state laws protect employees’ use of medical cannabis in the workplace or shield them in the case of failed employer-mandated drug tests.
Despite trends of legalization and public acceptance of cannabis use in the U.S, some employers are maintaining a hardline policy on drug use, even when medical marijuana is involved.
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