The unintended impact of New Jersey's new medical marijuana law on the workplace
Lowenstein Sandler LLP | USA | January 22 2010
On January 18, 2010, as one of his final acts before leaving office, Governor Corzine signed into law the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, S. 119, 213th Leg., (N.J. 2010) (“Compassionate Use Act,” or the “Act”), making New Jersey the nation’s fourteenth state to legalize the use of medical marijuana by qualifying patients.
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | USA | September 8 2010
More often than not, our courts have trouble keeping pace with advances in science and technology.
Littler Mendelson | USA | June 2 2014
On May 29, 2014, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed into law legislation making Minnesota the 23rd jurisdiction to adopt a law authorizing the use
Greenberg Traurig LLP | USA | May 16 2013
Massachusetts recently became one of a number of states to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Regulations issued by the
Wilson Elser | USA | January 31 2014
On January 1, 2014, Illinois became the twenty-first jurisdiction since 1996 to enact legislation to decriminalize the use of marijuana for medical
Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | February 28 2010
On January 18, 2010, New Jersey joined more than a dozen other states in legalizing the medical use of marijuana.
Morrison & Foerster LLP | Germany, USA | March 3 2015
With the recent increase in the number of states that have “legalized” or decriminalized some form of marijuana use, more and more employers have
Ford & Harrison LLP | USA | December 2 2014
The dramatic inconsistency between federal and state law with regard to the use of marijuana may mean that employers with zero
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP | USA | January 13 2010
On January 11, the New Jersey Legislature passed the "Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act" (the Act), making New Jersey the fourteenth state to permit regulated use of medical marijuana.
Locke Lord LLP | USA | January 21 2014
20 states and the District of Columbia have decriminalized possession of marijuana for medical use, and for recreational use as well in Washington
Sherman & Howard LLC | USA | December 21 2010
With its recent passage of Proposition 203, the Medical Marijuana Act ("MMA"), Arizona has joined 15 other states and the District of Columbia in providing an affirmative defense to criminal prosecution for individuals making medical use of marijuana.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | August 15 2013
Across the country, employers in states allowing medical marijuana use have been grappling with whether these statutes impact employer policies
Jackson Lewis PC | USA | November 1 2013
On January 1, 2014, Illinois will become the 20th state in the nation to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. Illinois' governor signed the
Sherman & Howard LLC | USA | November 12 2012
On Election Day 2012, Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 legalizing marijuana by 54.7 of the popular vote.
Littler Mendelson | USA | June 11 2012
Beginning on October 1, 2012, Connecticut residents will be able to smoke marijuana to alleviate symptoms of a debilitating medical condition without fear of arrest or prosecution by Connecticut authorities, or adverse employment action by employers in the state.
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | October 2 2012
The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in Casias v. Wal-Mart Stores, that the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act ("MMMA") does not regulate private employment and, therefore, did not protect Joseph Casias, a Wal-Mart worker authorized to use marijuana for medical reasons, from being fired after he failed a drug test.
Epstein Becker Green | USA | August 1 2014
On July 7, 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo publicly signed into law New York State's first marijuana legalization lawthe Compassionate Care Act
Holland & Hart LLP | USA | April 23 2014
Stoned employees. Positive drug tests. Nevada employers don't need to accommodate employees who use medical marijuana, right? Not exactly. As of
Littler Mendelson | USA | November 8 2012
The 2012 elections placed a number of marijuana initiatives before state voters around the United States, ranging from efforts to legalize the sale and use of marijuana for recreational purposes to further expansion of the "medical marijuana" laws that currently exist in 17 states and the District of Columbia.
Jackson Lewis PC | USA | December 12 2012
Retail employers may find themselves dazed and confused by the cloud of legislation legalizing marijuana.
Ballard Spahr LLP | USA | November 23 2010
Arizona voters recently approved Proposition 203, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, making Arizona the 15th state to have an approved medical marijuana law.
Quarles & Brady LLP | USA | February 17 2014
Illinois' medical marijuana law became effective January 1, 2014. The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act protects qualified
Ford & Harrison LLP | USA | October 24 2014
If voters approve the ballot initiative "Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions" ("Amendment 2") this November, Florida
Fisher & Phillips LLP | USA | November 16 2010
In the final vote tally completed nearly two weeks after the close of the election polls, Arizona's medical marijuana law passed by a margin of just over 4,000 votes.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber | USA | November 18 2010
This month, Arizona voters passed Proposition 203, an initiative legalizing the use of medical marijuana.
LeClairRyan | USA | January 30 2013
In our Fall 2012 LeClairRyan Labor & Employment Law Newsbrief, we talked about employer rights with regard to drug testing under the Americans With
Clark Hill plc | USA | January 31 2014
In a wave of change that children of the 1960s only dreamed, debated and theorized about, almost half of the states in the United States have now
Hunton & Williams LLP | USA | January 22 2015
Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws which decriminalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Under those
Fisher & Phillips LLP | USA | June 13 2011
On June 9, 2011, the Washington Supreme Court handed employers a comprehensive victory in the long-running medical marijuana battle, deciding that employers need not accommodate an employee's use of medical marijuana, and that employees terminated for medical marijuana use even offsite use have no basis to sue their employers.
Jackson Lewis PC | USA | February 14 2013
Recently, retail employers may find themselves dazed and confused amidst the billowing cloud of legislation legalizing marijuana. This November
Duane Morris LLP | USA | August 29 2012
Since it now appears that patients will soon be able to obtain medical marijuana in New Jersey, employers should consider how and whether they will accommodate offsite employee use of marijuana
Stoel Rives LLP | USA | March 8 2011
Employers and the courts continue to wrestle with issues involving "zero tolerance" drug testing policies and whether employers must accommodate medical marijuana use by their employees.
Holland & Knight LLP | USA | July 24 2014
Many states now permit the use of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes and the federal government has revised certain enforcement policies
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP | USA | September 26 2014
In the June issue of the Employer Express, we covered Minnesota's legalization of medical marijuana. Joining the ranks of states permitting the use
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC | USA | August 18 2014
New York's Compassionate Care Act, enacted on July 7, 2014, places New York in the company of 22 other states and the District of Columbia who permit
Much Shelist PC | USA | December 17 2013
On January 1, 2014, usage of marijuana for medicinal purposes will become legal in Illinois. The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program
Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | November 11 2011
The Hospitality Lawg would like to thank Holli Hartman for submitting this post.
Quarles & Brady LLP | USA | November 22 2010
With the passage of Proposition 203, Arizona became the 15th state to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Jackson Lewis PC | USA | December 7 2012
Making the state the 18th to legalize the medical use of marijuana, Massachusetts voters have approved a ballot question allowing the medical use of marijuana for patients with certain debilitating illnesses
Steptoe & Johnson LLP | USA | January 3 2011
On November 9, 2010, Arizona voters passed the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act ("AMMA").
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP | USA | December 5 2014
Currently, 23 states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws legalizing medical marijuana. In the face of this trend of legalization
Ballard Spahr LLP | USA | January 12 2010
The bill passed by the New Jersey Legislature yesterday that legalizes marijuana use by patients with certain chronic illnesses is likely to significantly impact employers in the state.
Greenberg Traurig LLP | USA | April 20 2011
It is only right and fitting that we write again about medical marijuana on April 20.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | August 5 2013
Illinois became the 20th state in the U.S. to legalize medical marijuana with Governor Pat Quinn's signing of the legislation. The Act, called the
Ogletree Deakins | USA | September 19 2011
The Colorado Court of Appeals recently issued an important decision that sheds some light on the murky intersection between medical marijuana use and employment law.
Day Pitney LLP | USA | January 4 2013
New Jersey’s Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (the “Act”) legalizes marijuana for medicinal use where individuals suffer from a “debilitating
Greenberg Traurig LLP | USA | November 23 2010
If your company employs an individual who moonlights on the weekend as a volunteer at the new medical marijuana dispensary, can that individual be terminated for that reason?
Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | November 13 2012
As the smoke from the 2012 election dissipates, one clear winner has emerged: marijuana.
Vedder Price PC | USA | November 15 2013
On August 1, 2013, Illinois joined a growing list of statesnow 20allowing the use of medical marijuana when Governor Pat Quinn signed
Jackson Lewis PC | USA | July 8 2014
Concluding its 2014 legislative session, the New York Legislature has passed amendments to the Wage Theft Protection Act and new medical marijuana