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Recreational cannabis in the workplace: A guide for California employers

John Viola February 16, 2018
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Do your employees think they can smoke cannabis in the workplace because it’s legal? Are your employees telling you that even though they failed a drug test you have to keep them on as employees? Although cannabis usage is now legal in the State of California, employers may still prohibit its use in the workplace. READ MORE

Cannabis at work: An update for employers

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Recent California legislation allows employers to enforce policies prohibiting cannabis use by employees – even if consumption occurs outside of work and does not impair performance. However, cannabis businesses must be careful when drafting such policies. READ MORE

Employers and medical marijuana: Are California's anti-drug policies up in smoke?

John Viola November 2, 2015
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What’s an employer to do when faced with employees using marijuana in or out of the workplace? How should employers respond to employees who use or possess marijuana legally under California law? How does such use or possession affect termination, disability and drug testing issues? READ MORE

Thompson Coburn advises clients on state laws governing the business of cannabis to facilitate compliance with those state laws. Federal laws concerning cannabis currently conflict with state laws in states that have legalized cannabis or possession of cannabis. Although federal enforcement policy may at times defer to these states’ laws and not enforce conflicting federal laws, interested businesses and individuals should be aware that compliance with state law in no way assures compliance with federal law, and there is a risk that conflicting federal laws may be enforced in the future. In addition to this Cannabis-specific note, readers should review Thompson Coburn’s Conditions of Use / Disclaimers page containing other important information.