Kathleen M. Connelly, a member of Lindabury’s Employment Law practice group, was recently interviewed by ROI-NJ regarding the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy on July 2nd. NJ joins a growing list of states enforcing workplace protections for medical marijuana users. Kathleen said the difficulty from the employer standpoint is the tension between understanding that people see benefits from cannabis in medical treatment but also needing to ensure these individuals aren’t under the influence while performing job duties.
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