Cannabis Law

The legalization of cannabis for both recreational and medicinal use is one of the most rapidly changing issues currently facing employers.

While cannabis remains a Schedule I drug under the Federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970, and illegal under U.S. federal law, more states are beginning to enact legislation allowing cannabis and related products to be manufactured, distributed and legally possessed for medicinal and/or recreational use. These new laws vary dramatically from state-to-state, and in some cases provide additional rights and protections to employees who use cannabis.