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Legalization increases focus on medicinal users’ rights

In many states, the legalization of cannabis for recreational use has created important challenges for employers and employees alike. One challenge often arises when an employer becomes aware of medical marijuana use by an employee, forcing the employer to address its obligations under disability discrimination laws, among others. Some states, including California, have not extended protections to medicinal users in the employment context; however, employers must still be mindful of their obligations regarding the potential accommodation of employees with disabilities and mitigating risks of discrimination claims.

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