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Employment Compliance in the Age of Legalized Marijuana

July 20, 2018E-Books

Though cannabis is illegal under federal law, at least 30 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for medical use and nine states, as well as D.C., have legalized it for recreational use—a dichotomy that presents a unique and complex challenge for employers. This publication provides an overview of federal and state marijuana laws, discusses specific aspects of the employment relationship affected by the legalization of marijuana in certain states, and offers practical guidance for employers on how to navigate this new and developing area of the law.