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Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act – What You Need to Know

The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (the Cannabis Act) has been signed into law, making it legal to purchase and consume cannabis in the state. Protections for employees who choose to use cannabis while away from the job also are included. Now is the time for employers in the state to consider updating drug testing policies to ensure compliance with the new law, which, more specifically, will make it legal for individuals 21 and older to purchase, possess and consume cannabis without the threat of arrest or criminal prosecution and without the need for a prescription. Employers still have a right, however, to discipline and/or terminate an employee on the basis of the employee’s impairment in the workplace.

 

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