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Medical Marijuana

Accommodating Employees Who Use It

Here is the latest tip for employers: Do not be too quick to "just say no" to medical marijuana. The "it's a federal crime" escape hatch employers invoked previously has been closed by more and more courts in states with medical marijuana laws.

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Here is the latest tip for employers: Do not be too quick to “just say no” to medical marijuana. The answer that “we follow federal law” is not so easy anymore. The “it’s a federal crime” escape hatch employers invoked previously has been closed by more and more courts in states with medical marijuana laws. It is a welcome opportunity for employers that were not comfortable making employees choose between keeping their jobs or keeping a medical treatment.

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