Illinois 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.
Illinois personal and medical use of marijuana.
Medical Use: Employers may not discriminate due to a patient's status, but the law specifically allows employers to drug test and discipline for violations. However, any employer can take adverse action based on a good faith belief that an employee has used, is impaired, or possessed marijuana on company property or during work hours. The employee must be given a chance to challenge the basis for the determination.
Personal Use: AS of January 1, 2020, consumers can buy marijuana for recreational use from licensed sellers, medical marijuana dispensaries are the only legal sellers of marijuana for recreational use.
For more information regarding marijuana at work refer to Info Cubic’s Drug Screening compliance corner.