Job Protection Passes for Medical Marijuana Users

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The New Jersey Legislature has passed an expansion of the state’s medical marijuana programs that will ensure greater patient access, add eligible conditions more rapidly, remove barriers for use by minors with serious health conditions and increase supplies of the product.  And for the first time, the  legislation provides job protection to employees that use medical marijuana, providing that:

Unless an employer establishes by a preponderance of the evidence that the lawful use of medical marijuana has impaired the employee’s ability to perform the employee’s job responsibilities, it shall be unlawful to take any adverse employment action against an employee who is a qualified registered patient using medical marijuana consistent with the provisions of [the law] based on either: (1) the employee’s status as a registry identification cardholder; or (2) the employee’s positive drug test for marijuana components or metabolites.

What does this mean for employers? Join John Sarno who will be presenting the EANJ Medical Marijuana Update at two convenient locations on June 7 and 11th.  Register here.