Colorado Finally Files Bill to Protect Weed-Smoking Employees

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It’s been over seven years since the state legalized recreational marijuana, yet employers may still terminate their workers for off-the-clock consumption.

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A new statewide bill introduced in Colorado will prevent employers from terminating workers who consume cannabis while off-the-clock.

The bill, HB 20-1089, was filed by Rep. Jovan Melton (D-Denver). Unlike similar laws recently passed in Nevada and Oklahoma, the bill does not exempt employers who oversee workers in “safety sensitive”...

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