I get asked about medical marijuana and use in the workplace regularly. I get asked about marijuana more frequently now that Oregon has approved recreational marijuana. I came across an article on it, and thought it was time to post on the issue.
Here is a link to a discussion about marijuana (medical or recreational) in the workplace. It is worth a read to understand some of the issues. THC, the active ingredient in marijuana lingers in the body for a long time. People can test positive long after the effects have gone away. People need to remember that this drug is still illegal under Federal law.
Here are links to a couple of Oregon cases if you want to read some of the Court’s reasoning. The cases are not too recent, and are in the context of employment discrimination.