New York Updates Off-Duty Conduct Law To Protect Employees Who Use Cannabis Off The Clock

New York’s off-duty conduct law prohibiting employers from taking action against employees for lawful activity done while off the clock now includes cannabis, a byproduct of the state’s legalization of pot last month. Here’s the gist, which comes via a helpful primer published by The National Law Review. New York…

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Governor of Virginia Signs Bill Protecting Employees Who Use Medical Cannabis

Weeks after lawmakers in the Commonwealth passed a bill clearing the way for recreational marijuana legalization, Virginia. Gov. Ralph Northam took steps to enshrine employment protections for medical cannabis patients.  Northam late last week signed a bill into law that “prohibits an employer from discharging, disciplining, or discriminating against an…

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Employees Who Smoke Weed are Good For Business – Worker’s Comp Claims Drop in Legal States

Why not caring if your workers smoke weed is good for business There has long been the discussion about “cannabis at the workplace” and how it will impact the bottom-line for companies. Some people believe that by legalizing cannabis you’ll reduce productivity within the workplace – however, evidence suggests that…

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Colorado CBD producer Mile High Labs lays off 20 employees just months after major expansion

Mile High Labs, one of Colorado’s leading CBD producers, laid off employees this week, just months after undergoing a major expansion. According to chief financial officer Jon Hilley, the company cut 20 positions — less than 10% of its workforce — on Thursday. They primarily were those in entry-level sales…

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It’s 2019: Should You Allow Your Employees to Get High at Work?

It’s 2019: Should You Allow Your Employees to Get High at Work? Today, there are 33 states that have allowed cannabis to be used medicinally with 10 more states who have approved recreational cannabis. With such widespread use of cannabis, and acceptance growing stronger each day, the line between…

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Why Are Canadian Cannabis Employees Being Banned From Entering The USA?

Why Are Canadian Cannabis Employees Being Banned From Entering USA? If you’re a Canadian working in the legal cannabis industry in your country, you could face problems if you try to cross the border to the United States, according to a new report. This is one of the latest immigration…

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North Dakota state employees will be discouraged from using medical marijuana

Published: Oct 10, 2017, 2:14 pm • Updated: Oct 10, 2017, 2:58 pm By The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — Medical marijuana is on the minds of county leaders as they gather in Bismarck for their annual conference. Local government representatives gathered for their first session on Monday to discuss…

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Five things for employees to know in states with marijuana laws

Published: Dec 1, 2016, 8:17 am • Updated: Dec 1, 2016, 8:17 am By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — Changing marijuana laws aren’t necessarily making weed more welcome in the workplace. For now, many employers seem to be sticking with their drug testing and personal conduct policies, even…

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