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Fast Facts about Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

By: Stephanie Dutchess Trudeau, William D. Edwards, Jeffrey S. Dunlap, Stephanie E. Harley, Mark D. Katz and Stephen A. Markus

About: Employment & Labor

Legalization of medical marijuana requires action if employers want to prevent misunderstandings in the workplace over whether workers may use medical marijuana, or be disciplined for it. While many employers have existing policies prohibiting drug use, those policies probably do not discuss medical marijuana. If the policy prohibits illegal drug use, there may be an unintended loophole for employees looking to avoid disciplinary action.

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If you need a Medical Marijuana policy, or advice and counsel on medical marijuana in the workplace, or related topics, the Ulmer Employment & Labor Practice Group is ready to help.