Alabama Marijuana Employer Guidelines“Recreational vs. personal” use of marijuana: We recognize that a majority of the country uses the term “recreational use” when referring to states that have legalized possession and use of limited amounts of marijuana for those over 21.
Alabama personal and medical use of marijuana.
Medical Use: There currently is no language within the Alabama medical marijuana law that is close to protecting employees. However, the law does state that it does not prohibit employers from establishing and enforcing drug testing or drug-free workplace policy. It does not prohibit employers from requiring medical marijuana cardholders to notify employers of their status.
Recreational Use: In May of 2016, Governor Bentley signed “Leni’s Law,” an extension of “Carly’s Law” described above. Leni’s Law extends legal protections, both from criminal and custodial restrictions to the parents or guardians of a patient that has been prescribed CBD oils by a doctor. Note that CBD continues to be illegal under federal law, so a doctor’s ability to prescribe it to a patient is problematic.
For more information regarding marijuana at work refer to Info Cubic’s Drug Screening compliance corner.