Marijuana in the Workplace

Legalized marijuana brings with it significant challenges for hiring and post-employment drug testing. State laws continue to be passed and implemented, and each is unique. All contradict the federal law which still list marijuana as a Schedule I drug in the United States. Regardless of your personal feelings about legalization, the experts have weighed in and recognize that the litigation expenses alone may make legalized marijuana in the workplace one of the most expensive issues that US employers will have to face over the next 20 years. While there is no policy that can completely protect any employer from the costs to defend lawsuits challenging the contradictions in state marijuana laws, an updated policy based on current law provides employers with the strongest defense.

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