New Jersey Recreational Marijuana Law Provides Significant Employment Protections to Marijuana Users

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Safety Implications for Employers The New Jersey recreational marijuana law presents hurdles for employers and their efforts to maintain a drug-free workplace. Although not immediately enforceable, New Jersey employers should immediately assess the implications of the laws on their current policies and drug testing practices. Following workplace fatalities, a large percentage of post-mortem toxicology shows evidence of marijuana impairment. It is unclear whether this physical evaluation requirement can be accomplished through drug testing services. Published via JD Supra Seyfarth Synopsis: New Jersey recently enacted a law permitting personal, nonmedical use of marijuana for individuals age 21 and over.

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Seyfarth Synopsis: New Jersey recently enacted a law permitting personal, nonmedical use of marijuana for individuals age 21 and over. Separate laws decriminalize marijuana and hashish possession and set out the penalties when individuals under age 21 use or possess marijuana or hashish. Although not immediately enforceable, New Jersey employers should immediately assess the implications of the laws on their current policies and drug testing practices.

On February 22, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed A21, the “New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace...

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