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With marijuana use now legal in so many states but still illegal on the federal level, there is bound to be some confusion as to whether employers can still enforce workplace drug policies that prohibit the use of marijuana. A recent federal appellate court decision has provided some clarity by ruling that, so long as the policy adheres to state law, employers may still prohibit marijuana use as a condition of employment.

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Employment discrimination laws prohibit certain employers from engaging in discriminatory practices on the basis of characteristics such as race, religion, age, disability, and gender. This area of law can be complex since federal and state statutes, regulations, and guidelines apply.

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On January 1, 2014, the legalization of recreational marijuana use went into effect in Colorado to an overwhelming response by new patrons. The legalization ushers in legal implications for employers, the hospitality industry, and even attorneys to govern how these areas will function related to state-legalized sale and use of a federally illegal substance. For more information, please see Muliha Khan's article Rocky Mountain High: What the Legalization of Marijuana Means for Employers previously published in our autumn newsletter.

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