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Medical Marijuana and the Construction Industry: Effective Drug Testing Policy and Compliance

Mississippians voted last year to legalize medical marijuana, but the tension between federal and state law presents new challenges for contractors, especially those working in multiple states and jurisdictions. The Occupational Safety and Health Act’s general duty clause requires contractors to maintain a safe job site and work environment “free from recognized hazards that are […]

Cannabis Guide for the USA & Canada – Oklahoma, USA

Medical marijuana was legalized in June 2018 in Oklahoma, establishing the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) as a division of the Oklahoma State Department of Health to ensure the health and safety of Oklahomans and provide regulation of medical marijuana. A number of regulations have been established since then for patients and the industry. As […]

Cannabis Guide for the USA & Canada – New Mexico, USA

New Mexico’s Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act (the Act) not only provides for the use of medical cannabis by qualifying patients, it sets forth a regulatory scheme for the cultivation, sale, and possession of medical cannabis. It also charges the New Mexico Department of Health to regulate the same. The state also operates the […]

Cannabis Guide for the USA & Canada – Nevada, USA

The medical use of cannabis under certain circumstances was first legalized in Nevada in 2001, but at that time, no business could sell medical marijuana and there was no provision for the licensing or regulation of cannabis-related business until July 2013. The state allows certain licensed health care providers to certify patients with serious medical […]

Cannabis Guide for the USA & Canada – Arizona, USA

Medical marijuana was adopted by the state of Arizona pursuant to the 2010 Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA), which is interpreted and enforced by the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS).  The AZDHS has the authority to issue dispensary licenses and inspect dispensaries for noncompliance with the AMMA. Patients must be licensed by the AZDHS […]

Cannabis Guide for the USA & Canada – North Carolina, USA

Although hemp production has been legalized in North Carolina under the state’s pilot program as allowed under federal law, adult-use or recreational use of marijuana has not been legalized. The use of hemp extract has been approved for the treatment of intractable epilepsy, however, cannabis is not authorized for medical purposes. Applications for the cultivation […]

Cannabis Guide for the Missouri

Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2 was approved in 2018 as Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution, providing a right to access medical use marijuana. Article XIV allows physicians to prescribe medical marijuana for a wide variety of qualifying medical conditions, for which a medical marijuana patient can receive an identification card for a small fee. An […]

U.S. Office of Personal Management Provides Guidance to Federal Agencies on Consideration of Marijuana Use in Hiring Decisions

A memorandum has been issued by the Acting Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regarding “Assessing the Suitability/Fitness of Applicants or Appointees on the Basis of Marijuana Use; Maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace.” Guidance is offered to help federal agencies deal with “increasingly encountering individuals whose knowledge, skills and abilities make them well-qualified […]

How New Jersey’s Recreational Marijuana Law Significantly Affects Workplace Drug Testing

Three marijuana reform bills were signed into law in February by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (A21) legalizes and regulates cannabis use and possession for adults who are 21 and older. The two other laws decriminalize marijuana and hashish possession (A1897) and clarify marijuana […]

The ROI of Employee Drug Testing Programs

There are financial benefits for employers that implement drug testing programs, not just in the form of deterring or refusing to hire or firing those who would instead use drugs than get or keep their jobs, but because they can leverage voluntary state-specific Drug-Free Workplace Programs (DFWP), workers’ compensation intoxication defenses, and unemployment claim defenses […]


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