District of Columbia Provides Employment Protections to Cannabis Users

In July, the Cannabis Employment Protections Amendment Act of 2022 was signed by the mayor of Washington, D.C., prohibiting most employers from taking adverse action for off-duty cannabis use.  The bill, which also amends the District of Columbia’s medical cannabis law to require most employers to treat a qualifying patient’s use of medical cannabis for a disability in the same manner as it would treat the legal use of other controlled substances prescribed by or taken under the supervision of a licensed health care professional, must go through a congressional review period before becoming law.


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