Marijuana in the Workplace
Is there a way a my employer’s going to find out that I’m using medical marijuana?
Is my use of medical marijuana going to show up on a background check?
What if I don’t pass a random drug test?
I brought on Attorney Mitzi Vaughn to help answer all these questions and more on Ask Dr. Patel: The Medical Marijuana Expert.
Mitzi Vaughn is a managing attorney for Greenbridge Corporate Counsel. It’s a firm based in California and entirely dedicated to advising the cannabis industry. Mitzi Vaughn specifically oversees the Washington state practice. Greenbridge Corporate Counsel does provide legal advice on employment matters.
So, here’re are the big picture take-aways from this discussion.
Some states have voluntary medical marijuana user registries and others have mandatory medical marijuana user registries.
As attorney Mitzi Vaughn mentioned, and per attorney Rachel E.A. Atterberry, “in these states, an employer cannot take an adverse action against an employee simply because of his or her participation in a recognized medical marijuana program.”
When it comes to drug testing an employee, the laws do vary by state. As Mitzi Vaughn mentioned, some states do regulate drug testing.
Of course, it’s also uber important to check your employer’s policies on marijuana use as well.
I hope this helps. Of course, as always, if you have questions for me, then please post them in the comments section below.
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