Impaired in 2020: Ongoing issues for Cannabis in the Workplace
By: Robert Moutrie
Building on decades of steady movement towards legalization of cannabis in California, 2020 promises new questions for employers concerned about workplace safety and federal compliance. As a refresher, 2016’s Proposition 64 legalized recreational use of cannabis products, but expressly carved out the workplace and preserved employers’ ability to keep marijuana out of the workplace. Then as now, the business community’s concern about marijuana is two-fold: safety and compliance with both California and federal law.