New York City and New Mexico Protect Employees Who Are Medical Marijuana Users (US)

New York City’s Intro No. 1445-A aims to prohibit pre-employment drug testing for the presence of marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols. Further, the law, which does afford certain exemptions, makes it an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer, labor organization, employment agency, or agent thereof to require a prospective employee “to submit to testing for the presence of any tetrahydrocannabinols or marijuana in such prospective employee’s system as a condition of employment.” New Mexico’s Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act has been expanded to create substantial employment protections for medical marijuana users. Senate Bill (SB) 406 prohibits employers from taking any “adverse employment action against an applicant or an employee based on conduct allowed under” the Act.

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