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Legal marijuana: Colorado

Now that marijuana use in Colorado is legal both medicinally and recreationally, what are employers to do about it? How legal is marijuana when it comes to employment law?

“I look at it as, (Colorado is) a petri dish,” employment law attorney Julie Pate-Gurule told a group of businesspeople gathered at a Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast Wednesday. “We don’t know what’s going to come out of this. … The spotlight of the country is on us.”

The medical use of marijuana has been legal for far longer than recreational pot use, which became legal in the state Jan. 1. Though medical marijuana had been around since 2000, it wasn’t until 2010 that the Colorado Legislature passed laws governing that industry.

Last year, a governor-appointed task force put regulations into effect to manage the recreational pot market.. [Read More…]

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Rob Meagher, CBE’s Founder, President and Editor-in-Chief is a 30 year veteran of the media world. His career has spanned from stints representing the Washington Post, USA Weekend, Reader’s Digest, Financial World & Corporate Finance to the technology world where he worked at International Data Group and Ziff Davis where he was part of the launch team for The Web Magazine, Yahoo Internet Life, Smart Business and Expedia Travels before starting his own marketing and Publisher’s Representative Firm. He also ran all print and online media sales and marketing for the Society for Human Resource Management before partnering with Forbes and then Fortune to create Special Sections covering a variety of topics. Rob, who started CBE Press in 2014, can be contacted at [email protected]

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