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Employers Find Themselves In Tough Positions As Marijuana Laws Continue To Change

With legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana use on the rise, employees and employers are quickly finding themselves in a sticky situation.  Currently, marijuana has been legalized for recreational use in four states and our nation’s capital; legalized for some form of medicinal use in California and 34 other states, Guam and Puerto Rico; and decriminalized in three states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, leaving only eight states, American Samoa and the Mariana Islands, where marijuana is illegal for all purposes. In other words, forty-two states and three U.S. territories permit some form of marijuana use, with the majority supporting legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes.

The issue may well spike here in California this Fall when the voters face Proposition 64 on the November ballot—the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.  If approved, the measure would legalize recreational marijuana use in the state. [Read more at California Lawyer]

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