What Vermonts Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Means for Employers

Vermonts recreational marijuana law that went into effect in July has lifted penalties for individuals possessing limited amounts of marijuana. The new law doesnt require employers to tolerate marijuana possession or use in the workplace. The Guide to Vermonts Laws on Marijuana in the Workplace, released by the Vermont Office of the Attorney General, provides employers an overview of the changes regarding marijuana laws and summarizes existing employment laws relating to drug testing in the workplace. In it, readers can learn about the recreational marijuana law, medical marijuana law, the states Fair Employment Practices Act (VFEPA), and the restrictive drug testing law.

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