As More States are Legalizing Marijuana, How Should Employers Respond?

HR policies have been heavily influenced by changing marijuana laws. Twenty-one states and territories have now legalized marijuana for recreational purposes and 75 percent of Americans now live in a state where the drug is legal for medical use. Employers across the country are advised to revisit drug and alcohol policies to determine whether they comply with any new laws or updates. They should keep in mind that legalization does not mean that they are required to tolerate workers who are under the influence of marijuana while on the job and they must rely on evidence of impairment to address its use in the workplace.

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