In January, the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (NJCUMMA) was signed into law. Although the Act states that it doesn’t require employers to accommodate a qualified patient’s use of medical marijuana in the workplace, that could soon change. Two bills introduced in February 2016 and May 2016 would amend the NJCUMMA and prohibit employers from taking any adverse employment action against an employee based on either his status as a registry identification cardholder or the employee’s positive drug test for marijuana. If the two new bills go into effect, employers should think twice before taking adverse employment action.

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