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Up in smoke: Hopes of ADA protection for medical marijuana use are dashed . . . for now, anyway

As you all know, the Americans with Disabilities Act excludes "current users of illegal drugs" from protection. Meaning that an employer is free to take action against applicants or employees based on their current use of illegal drugs. A question that has arisen a few times, and which I've...

Regardless of State Laws, the Use of Marijuana Remains Unlawful Under Federal Law

by Kyle Abraham On June 15, 2015, the Colorado Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Coats v. Dish Network, LLC [an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers] . This case is an important reminder that the use of marijuana remains unlawful under federal...

Legal Marijuana Remains Off-Limits in the Workplace

It is likely that when Ohioans go the polls this November, we will have the opportunity to vote on whether to amend our state constitution to permit for the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana . Meanwhile, Cleveland.com reports that business groups are concerned over certain language in the proposed...

Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Termination for Medical Marijuana Use

Colorado has a quirky little statute that makes it unlawful for employers to terminate employees for "lawful" outside-of-work activities. As you may know, Colorado also has some pretty marijuana-friendly laws on the books. Enter Brandon Coats. Brandon has a state license that allows him to...