Whenever we mention the phrase “medical marijuana in the workplace,” we’re met with eye-rolls and smirks after all, a poll we conducted in september 2016 found only 21 per cent of business leaders in small and medium-sized companies believe medical marijuana should be covered under a group. May i fire an employee for testing positive for marijuana, even though he or she has a medical marijuana card, and has not been noticeably under the influence while working. In these states, employers cannot fire medical marijuana users based solely on a positive drug test the employer would need some evidence that you were under the influence of marijuana at work or during work hours. There is no “one size fits all” medical marijuana sample medical marijuana policy for california employers axis legal counsel is a registered trade. By shelby krzastek and lev craig on may 17, 2016, the medical marijuana act (mma) took effect in pennsylvania the mma allows patients with certain serious medical conditions—including hiv/aids, autism, cancer, and post-traumatic stress disorder—to use marijuana in pill, oil, vapor, liquid, tincture, or topical form — february 22, 2017. Much like other medical drugs, a prescription for marijuana does not give the employee a green light to use it in the workplace both the employee and employer are subject to certain obligations with regards to the use of medical marijuana in the workplace. The number of licences granted to possess medical marijuana in canada more than doubled in 2012, from under 14,000 in january to over 28,000 in december. Medical marijuana use continues to grow in canada which has led to questions about whether it's appropriate to take it at work.
In november 2010, proposition 203 was passed in the state of arizona, which was an initiative to legalize the use of medical marijuana the arizona statute provides that “unless a failure to do so would cause an employer to lose a monetary or licensing related benefit under federal law or regulations, an employer may not [. State laws legalizing marijuana use do not require an employer to compromise workplace safety an employer’s substance abuse policy can prohibit an employee from using or being under the influence of the marijuana, including medical marijuana, at work. As many employers already know, smoking in the workplace is prohibited in ontario however, with the topic of medical marijuana increasingly in the news, a question that comes to mind is: “does this prohibition apply to the smoking of medical marijuana in the workplace. Employers may need to revisit workplace policies that address drug and alcohol use, with attention to two competing obligations: on the one hand, employers have a duty to accommodate disabled employees, and medical marijuana is used to treat medical conditions that can constitute a “disability.
Stuart presented on medical marijuana in the workplace at a legalease breakfast seminar hosted by the human resources professional association (hrpa) on februa. Twenty states and the district of columbia have decriminalized possession of marijuana for medical use washington and colorado allow recreational use, as well but federal law still classifies marijuana as a schedule i drug—one with no legal use. The impact of medical marijuana in the workplace by sarah c matt – august 13, 2014 on july 7, 2014, new york became the twenty-third state, along with the district of columbia, to enact legislation allowing for a comprehensive medical-marijuana and cannabis program and legalizing the use, possession, manufacture, and distribution of.
Whether for recreational or medical purposes, marijuana use is rising across the country the legalization of marijuana in a growing number of states has left employers concerned about the impact the new marijuana laws will have on their businesses. This post was originally published in inc with medical marijuana legal in 23 states and washington, dc, there are now millions of card-carrying cann.
Marijuana in the workplace with medical marijuana now legal in 29 states, employers are increasingly likely to encounter situations where current and prospective employees are using some form of cannabis for medical conditions use for workplace injuries is less common, but also increasing. Call us for a free 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request medical marijuana in the workplace health canada estimates that over the next 10 years, 450,000 canadians will turn to using legal medical marijuana.
I work at a big-box retail store as an overnight stocker and am on medical marijuana to including medical marijuana in the workplace the globe and mail. Within the last few years, medical marijuana has become legal in over 30 states recreational marijuana is legal in eight states it appears that this relaxation of thinking on marijuana is a new normal which has ramifications on american society in many ways, including organizational workplaces. Medical marijuana in the workplace: hr policies & guidelines learn how medical marijuana impacts employment law at your organization one hour webinar. As to whether employers can ban its use by workers, including those with prescriptions to use medical marijuana outside of the workplace for chronic diseases and conditions, the answer depends on each individual state.