Accommodating Medical Marijuana Users: A National Trend?

By Matthew Mitchell, Michael Gamboli and Alicia Samolis (August 2, 2017, 11:40 AM EDT) -- Marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act, and the use, sale and possession of marijuana remains illegal under federal law. In recent years, however, a majority of states (at last count, 29 states and Washington, D.C.) have passed measures that decriminalize medical or recreational marijuana use for state law purposes. In these jurisdictions, employers are now struggling to reconcile traditional zero-tolerance employee drug policies, based on federal standards, with the new reality of state-sanctioned marijuana use....

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