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East Coast Medical Marijuana Lessons For Nev. Employers

Law360, New York (September 15, 2017, 10:12 AM EDT) -- The legalization of recreational and medical marijuana under various states’ laws continues to create legal issues for employers. Because marijuana remains a Schedule I controlled substance under the federal Controlled Substances Act, and because an employee can test positive for marijuana weeks or months after use, employers who must also comply with state law are subject to conflicting rules. Varying decisions across the nation illustrate that the accommodation of employee medical marijuana use presents a difficult challenge, unique to the wording of each state’s medical marijuana laws. Because Nevada courts have yet to rule on this issue, Nevada employers can learn...

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