While 2021 is not yet complete, the year has already proven to be busy in terms of marijuana legalization laws and related developments. New marijuana legalization laws have been passed in Alabama, New Mexico, New York, and Virginia, and existing laws have been amended in the District of Columbia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia. In addition, the possibility remains that marijuana legalization laws could be passed in Connecticut, Delaware, North Carolina, and Rhode Island before the end of 2021. The city of Philadelphia has also implemented a prohibition on preemployment testing for marijuana.
Perhaps most notably, employers are grappling for the first time with potential direct or indirect protections for recreational marijuana users—as opposed to medical marijuana cardholders—in New Jersey and New York.
In this webinar, the speaker will provide a midyear recap of marijuana legalization laws and developments, discuss how legislative changes may impact employers, and address possible developments in the second half of 2021 and beyond.