Navigating the Issues Brought on by the Legalization of Medical and Recreational Marijuana


Our attorneys will discuss how new legalization laws interact with existing federal employment laws as well as various state workers' compensation laws and policies. With 28 states legalizing marijuana for medical purposes and seven states (and the District of Columbia) legalizing it for recreational use there are now potentially tens of thousands of card-carrying marijuana users in the work force. While these new marijuana laws come as a relief to those seeking to benefit from the drug's therapeutic qualities, they also can create headaches for employers and insurance carriers who now have to navigate a confusing array of new rights and obligations.

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