Legal marijuana is increasingly present in modern America. Absent some exceptions, marijuana is prohibited under federal law and medical marijuana patients/employees are not protected under federal disability legislation. Besides states that have maintained marijuana possession and use as a criminal offense or have simply decriminalized the drug, states typically manage marijuana through recreational and medical marijuana legislation. Due to the muddled nature of medical marijuana in the workplace, this report restates state marijuana laws and provides, based on current legal information available, several medical marijuana reasonable accommodation policy suggestions for employers.
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