states are also considering legalizing cannabis for medical use. However, some users are still facing dire consequences for using marijuana, even if they are legally able to do so.
On multiple occasions, employers have terminated or failed to hire applicants for failing a drug test. This wouldn’t be considered out of the ordinary, except for the fact that these employees were legally authorized to use marijuana. What’s more is that there are few marijuana laws to protect employees. Even though the medical use of marijuana has been legalized, steps have not been taken to protect patients.
This is an unfortunate, and hopefully temporary, consequence of using medicinal marijuana. This is also a consequence that many patients fail to consider. While the possibility of work related problems should not stop people from using the cannabis they are legally prescribed to, workers will need to take a few precautions to protect themselves.
Two Tips for Medical Marijuana Users:
Know your rights.
Different states have different regulations concerning marijuana in the workplace. In Montana, the use of medical marijuana cannot be penalized by employers. In Arizona, employers must allow authorized employees to use medicinal cannabis while working. M