Vermont Attorney General Publishes Guide to Marijuana in the Workplace

As a precursor to the enactment of Vermonts July 1, 2018, recreational marijuana law, the Vermont Office of the Attorney General released the Guide to Vermonts Laws on Marijuana in the Workplace to address key factors regarding the states marijuana laws and guides employers on the topic of drug testing in the workplace. For example, individuals in the state no longer will face criminal penalties for possessing up to an ounce of marijuana or five grams of hashish and two mature and four immature marijuana plants. Employers still maintain certain rights, however, regarding the regulation of use, consumption and possession, as well as policies prohibiting the use of marijuana in the workplace, among others. The use of prescription marijuana by employees with certain debilitating medical conditions is permitted under Vermonts medical marijuana law, but workplace laws do apply.

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