Colo. Amendment 64: Same Can, More Worms For Employers
November 27, 2012, 1:09 PM EST
Law360, New York (November 27, 2012, 1:09 PM EST) -- On Nov. 6, 2012, Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, which allows individuals age 21 and over to possess and use one ounce or less of marijuana. When the amendment goes into effect in the upcoming weeks, employers will face increased uncertainty when it comes to the enforcement of workplace drug testing policies.
A reckoning is inevitable because the debate over the scope of employers' right to terminate workers who use marijuana outside of work and then test positive in violation of company policy has been brewing...