Employers are scrambling to stay on top of ever-evolving cannabis laws across the country, but federal government contractors face an added layer of uncertainty as they attempt to navigate their legal obligations to the U.S. Government.  One particular area of
Continue Reading What Should Government Contractors Know About Legalized Cannabis?

On June 25, 2019, Governor Jay B. Pritzker signed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (HR1438) (“Cannabis Act”) into law. When the law goes into effect on January 1, 2020, Illinois will be the second largest state (after California) to
Continue Reading Legalized Marijuana in Illinois: The Basics for Employers

Following its usual approach of lifting employment restrictions in the five boroughs, on April 9, 2019 the New York City Council approved legislation that will prevent employers from conducting pre-employment screens for tetrahydrocannabinols, commonly known as THC, the active ingredient
Continue Reading Coming Soon: No Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing in New York City

Marijuana remains illegal under federal law. However, there are many states, and a few cities, which have legalized medical and recreational marijuana – creating challenges for employers, as these laws “sprout up” (pun intended) across the country.

Also, prior to
Continue Reading A “Smoky” Legal Issue for 2018 – Medical/Recreational Marijuana In the “Workplace”

As more states legalize medical marijuana and consider legalization of “recreational” marijuana, many employers have wrestled with the question of whether they can still maintain a drug free workplace or must allow employees to use marijuana at work.  The Colorado
Continue Reading It’s Not All “High” in the Rockies – Colorado Supreme Court Finds That Employees Can Be Fired For Use of Medical Marijuana