Firm Cannabis Practice Group members Jennifer Roselle, Esq., Counsel and Daniel Pierre, Esq., Associate, discuss the potential effects that legal recreational use of cannabis can mean for New Jersey employers in a recent HR Daily Advisor article entitled “Employers in More States See Changing Marijuana Laws.”
The November 3 election saw voters in five states weighing in on new marijuana measures, and the results mean employers will need to be ready for recreational use.
“New Jersey residents voted in favor of New Jersey Public Question 1, the Marijuana Legalization Amendment.” Ms. Roselle says the recently introduced legislation for recreational includes a provision that expressly entitles employers to prohibit recreational use on their property or during work hours.
“We already see this prohibition in states with recreational use, and it already exists in New Jersey’s Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act,” Roselle says.
Mr. Pierre also commented that “This is a great time for employers to review their policies and determine their goals in enforcing a drug-free workplace policy that doesn’t interfere with the employees’ rights outside the workplace or created by disability.”
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