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It’s been a minute since I’ve gotten to blog about the Americans with Disabilities Act and accommodating an individual with a disability and a marijuana card who uses doctor-prescribed marijuana off the clock.

Better dust off the cannabis scales of justice for this one.

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As more states and localities legalize or decriminalize the use of recreational marijuana, the next logical step is to preclude employers from testing for marijuana use as a condition of employment.

Why? It comes does to dollars and cents. Or, perhaps, common sense. Continue reading

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No, today isn’t “Bring Your Bong To Work” Day. That’s tomorrow.

But the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is finally conceding in this memo that marijuana use may not be a concern when considering the suitability or fitness of an individual working in the federal government. Continue reading

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In a landslide victory on election day — ok, a touch of politics — New Jersey voters overwhelmingly supported legalizing recreational marijuana. But where and when can you get it? (Asking for a friend).

And what does legalized recreational marijuana mean for local employers? Continue reading

Courts across the country have consistently concluded that the Americans with Disabilities Act does not require an employer to accommodate an employee’s use of medical marijuana — even outside of work — to enable an employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

But, what about using cannabidiol (CBD) instead — like with a teensy bit of THC that’s not enough to get anyone high? Continue reading

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But, first, thank you to everyone who stopped by yesterday for the Facebook Live / Zoom chat to discuss the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and other COVID-19 workplace issues. ICYMI, we did record the session. I’ve got audio here and my handsome talking mug here.

I’ll schedule another chat sesh once the House Bill advances through the Senate (which hasn’t happened yet, but maybe today), and President Trump signs it. Continue reading

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