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HR Tip of the Week: Five More States Set to Vote on Marijuana Legalization

The trend to legalize cannabis, either medically or recreationally, continues as five states – Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, Arizona and South Dakota, have legalization measures on the ballot during the November 3rd election.

Medical marijuana was legalized in Missouri in November 2018, making it increasingly important for employers to review their policies.  Here are a few things to consider:

  • Does the employer have federal contracts, commercial motor vehicle drivers, and/or other safety sensitive positions?
  • Will the employer be required to provide a reasonable accommodation for registered medical marijuana patients?
  • How does the law affect zero-tolerance drug policies, pre-employment and/or ongoing drug testing for employees?

If you have questions about your workplace drug policy, HR Advantage is here to help:


Source:  SHRM

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