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“Employee use of marijuana — where are we headed?”

AZ Business Magazine Stephanie Quincy

Below is an excerpt:

The public, Arizona legislature, and courts are becoming more permissive toward marijuana use. As additional states adopt protections for employees who use medical marijuana and also legalize recreational marijuana, employers are left with more questions than answers about employee marijuana use. It may well be that one size does not fit all employers in approaching this issue.

While Arizona does not have recreational marijuana, some expect that it will by 2020. This will likely add complexity as employers are faced with additional nuances and challenges as more employees using marijuana.

Arizona already has the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (“The Act”), which provides protection for employees and employers.