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There is NO LEGAL DUTY to accommodate recreational marijuana the way there is with medical marijuana. More precisely, tolerating an employee or job applicant’s use of legal medical MJ to treat a disability is one of the things you may have to do to accommodate the disability. But use of recreational MJ is NOT protected by disability discrimination laws. Same logic explains why it’s okay to discipline for recreational drug use but not drug addictions.
And since the Oct. 17 legalization covers only recreational MJ (medical MJ is already legal), it should have no impact at all on your current accommodations policies. Hope that helps and have a great Labour Day weekend. Heading home now but will be around on Tuesday if you want to follow up. Glenn, glennd@bongarde.com