NY Pot Law Will See Courts Ask, 'Were You High On The Job?'

Law360, New York (June 20, 2014, 6:07 PM EDT) -- New York's vote Friday to legalize medical marijuana affords businesses key protections, but it also shields workers using pot therapy under the state's anti-discrimination law, a dichotomy that will pose challenges for employers and likely will have to be hashed out in courts — with questions of on-the-job impairment at the fore.

An afternoon 49-10 vote in the Republican-controlled New York State Senate followed overwhelming passage in the wee hours of Friday by the Democrat-dominated Assembly, sending the legislation to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo,...
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