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Marijuana Laws Impacting Employers Spread Like a Weed in 2021: A Year in Review

Marijuana and drug testing policies continue to need review into the new year after a year of significant changes across the country. Connecticut legalized recreational marijuana use by adults 21 years and older, prohibiting employers from taking certain actions in the absence of clear policies and in New Mexico, recreational marijuana was legalized, but the law does not provide employment protections and expressly affords several protections to employers. Employers in New Jersey are largely prohibited from rejecting a job applicant who tests positive for marijuana and in New York, employers are prohibited from taking any action against someone for using recreational marijuana when not working. Philadelphia employers are now prohibited from requiring prospective employees to undergo testing for the presence of marijuana as a condition of employment, and Virginia has addressed both recreational marijuana and cannabis oil.

 

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