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What States have medical marijuana laws?

Currently as  July 2014,  20 states have laws that allow for the use of medical marijuana: Alaska Arizona California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Hawaii Illinois Maine Massachusetts Michigan Montana Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico Oregon Rhode Island Vermont Washington […]

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What can I do as an employer to handle medical marijuana?

Employers need to make decisions on marijuana in the workplace.  How will your company handle medical marijuana?  Will you stop testing for marijuana or make accommodations for medical marijuana cardholders. It is advisable to have a company substance abuse (testing) policy that is clear and completely informs employees what the rules are of your workplace.  […]

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What about medical marijuana and employee drug testing?

– Medical Marijuana and Drug Free Workplace – Of course federal law still lists marijuana as a Schedule I drug, with no legal use; and courts around the country have upheld employer’s rights to have policies against hiring employees who smoke marijuana.   The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not require employers to allow […]

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Can you provide more information about a Medical Review Officer (MRO)

Medical Review Officer (MRO) – A Medical Review Officer (MRO) is a person who is a licensed physician and who is responsible for receiving and reviewing laboratory results generated by an employer’s drug testing program and evaluating medical explanations for certain drug test results. The MRO receives the laboratory drug test results from the lab […]

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Can my employer fire me for smoking pot?

No state, that has authorized either the personal use or medical use of marijuana, prohibits an employer from including marijuana in a work-related drug testing program. Moreover, in every court decision so far, where an employee who is also a marijuana user challenges an employer’s discipline following a positive test result for marijuana; the employer […]

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