Georgia 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.
Georgia personal and medical use of marijuana.
Medical Use: House Bill 885 failed to pass in March 2014; the Governor announced an agreement with GW Pharmaceuticals and Georgia Regents University to study the use of the substance to alleviate debilitating seizure disorders in children. On March 15, 2015, the Georgia legislature authorized the use of cannabidiol (CBD) under strict guidelines. Under the employer restrictions, it is indicated that the law will have no impact on the workplace. The zero-tolerance drug policy also allows employers to terminate employees for testing positive for marijuana even for off-duty use.
Personal Use: There is no know effort to pass a personal use law in Georgia.
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