October 22nd, 2019
9:45 am - 10:45 am
When medical marijuana first started to become legal, mine operators responded in a similar way. Most mines continue to have a zero tolerance policy for both applicants and current employees. Medical marijuana is now legal in 32 states and in the District of Columbia. Although marijuana remains illegal under Federal law, state laws and recent court decisions are becoming challenging for employers. In fact, many state medical marijuana laws contain anti-discrimination provisions that provide job protections for medical marijuana users. Companies may now need to reexamine their policies, as there are now pro-worker court decisions in many states that provide legal protections to employees that test positive for marijuana and have a medical marijuana card or prescription. Learn how to maintain a safe work place and remain compliant with state laws.