Medical Marijuana Patients in DC Are Now Protected From Workplace Discrimination

  • ” A qualifying patient’s failure to pass a public employer-administered drug test for marijuana components or metabolites may not be used as a basis for employment-related decisions unless reasonable suspicion exists that the qualified patient was impaired by marijuana at the qualifying patient’s place of employment or during hours of employment,” the Act reads .
  • A federal judge has ruled that employers are still able to legally discriminate against medical cannabis users, but fifteen states now have laws protecting state-legal medical marijuana patients from workplace discrimination .

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