Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law Impact on Employers

Under a new law, Ohio citizens who suffer from one or more specific illnesses or conditions can receive a doctor’s note allowing them to use certain forms of marijuana. The state law does not prohibit employers from banning its use or adverse action against those who use it. Federal law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and FMLA, also do not protect its use. Employers should display the policy in writing to avoid allegations of discrimination. Companies will not be required to provide medical marijuana as part of its private health insurance plans or workers’ compensation benefits.

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