Trees, Wisdom weed, Whacky Tabacky, Weed, Pot, Grass, Reefer, Ganja, Herb, Chronic…Cannabis is legal for recreational use in California. California has legalized both adult-use marijuana and medical marijuana, making it one of the most relaxed states in the nation with regard to cannabis use.
While you do have to be 21 or older to have, purchase or use recreational cannabis, there are very few restrictions as long as cannabis is consumed per what is outlined in the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA).
What happens if you use cannabis legally, and get fired unfairly…then what?
Well, as the laws continue to change, legal users need to know their rights!
OKAY. WEED IS LEGAL. BUT CAN I BE FIRED FOR IT?
Several states—including Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Maine, Massachusetts, and Alaska—have passed laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use. However, these laws generally do not protect employees from being fired due to their off-duty marijuana use. In fact, many of these laws expressly state that they do not affect an employer’s right to continue to enforce zero-tolerance workplace drug policies.
The simple answer is it all depends on where you work. Even Elon Musk knows that!
- Can you hang out with coworkers on Friday night and smoke some weed?
- Can you eat an edible after a long day at work?
- Can you huff on a vape pen on your lunch hour?
- What about being drug tested?
The answers to these questions are changing as fast as the marijuana laws are changing. In California, there are no workplace provisions protecting the rights of medical marijuana patients. There is no law requiring accommodation for medicating on the job or protection from termination.
The only way to know what your employee rights are is to actually know your rights!
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
Learn more about your employee rights. Lawyers for Employee and Consumer Rights (LFECR) is a leading California employment law firm. Our attorneys represent clients throughout California. Fired unfairly?
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