More Lenient Laws Lead to Stricter Marijuana Policies

Danielle Urban, partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP, was quoted in an article in, the publication of the Society for Human Resource Management: “More Lenient Laws Lead to Stricter Marijuana Policies.”

Even though some employees now have the ability to use marijuana legally, it doesn’t mean their employers will look the other way if they attempt to work under the influence.

Stricter policies are in place in states that have legalized marijuana use for medical and recreational purposes than in states that have legalized marijuana use only for medical purposes, suggests a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey released Dec. 14.

For example, businesses with operations in states where marijuana is legal for both recreational and medical use were more likely than organizations with operations in states where marijuana is legal only for medical use to have a zero-tolerance policy regarding marijuana use while performing work—82 percent versus 73 percent.

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