On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a Massachusetts medical marijuana patient could sue her employer for handicap discrimination after she was fired for being a registered medical marijuana patient.
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On Aug. 22, 2016, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that a man who has fired for smoking marijuana on the job should be able to return to his job.
According to Lohud.com, recent court records show that Vireo Health, parent company of Minnesota Medical Solutions and Vireo Health New York, has been accused of illegally taking approximately $500,000 of medical cannabis oil from Minnesota and smuggling it into New York.
Two days before Christmas, on Dec. 23, 2015, Eugene resident Michael Hirsch was fired from his job as a senior programmer and systems analyst with Lane County in Oregon. He was let go as a result of testing positive for marijuana use—medical marijuana use.
Looking to work for a medical or retail dispensary in Colorado? Cannabis business owners aren’t the only ones who get to pay licensing fees to the Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division;
Testing for employee marijuana use in Washington, D.C., is riddled with gray area now that recreational marijuana is legal under Initiative 71.
More than half of Americans report that they have tried marijuana. What does this mean for zero-tolerance workplaces?
The proliferation of legal marijuana in the last decade has come as a huge relief to millions of marijuana users in the United States.
The growing acceptance of medical (and, to a lesser extent, of recreational) marijuana use state by state has added a few extra degrees to the temperature of the stove beneath a long-simmering issue in U.S. employer-employee relations.
Do you have a right to smoke marijuana? What about if you have a medical condition? Is medical marijuana a right or is it just another treatment option? Although medical marijuana is legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia, few states have laws in place to protect patients.
A common misconception about marijuana legalization, both medical and recreational, is that you won’t be fired by your employer for smoking marijuana. As un-American as it sounds, you can indeed be fired for smoking marijuana legally.
In late 2010, Derek Peterson was fired from his job as a vice president at Morgan Stanley, where he had been managing a $100 million fund.