Tag: Medical Marijuana

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, explains what an Arizona federal court decision regarding an employee who tested positive for marijuana means for employers. A positive test may not equate to impairment. Those of us who have spent a…

Medical Marijuana Legalized On November 6, 2018, Utah voters approved the Utah Medical Cannabis Act (Utah Proposal 2) legalizing the medical use of marijuana for individuals with qualifying medical illnesses. Under current Utah law: The state is required, by January 1, 2019, to ensure that cannabis is grown in the state and can be processed…

Question: Is medical marijuana use protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? If so, what accommodations would be considered reasonable? Answer: You are not required to accommodate medical marijuana use under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Even though medical marijuana is legal in many states, under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), marijuana…

Medicinal Marijuana Legalized On June 26, 2018, Oklahoma voters passed State Question 788 legalizing the licensed cultivation, use, and possession of marijuana for medicinal purposes. According to the law, which will be located at Okla. Stat. tit. 63, § 425: Unless a failure to do so would cause an employer to imminently lose a monetary…