Louisiana 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.
Louisiana personal and medical use of marijuana.
Medical Use: As long as the employee or applicant is a registered medical cannabis patient who received a marijuana recommendation from a licensed physician an employer cannot give negative employment consequences. Employers can still penalize employees who appear intoxicated from marijuana usage during work hours. State employers can not subject an employee or applicant to negative employment consequences based solely on a positive drug test for marijuana if they are a medical cardholder.
Personal Use: The overall state of Louisiana has not approved marijuana for personal use; however, in July 2021, the governor signed a bill to decriminalize marijuana possession.
For more information regarding marijuana at work refer to Info Cubic’s Drug Screening compliance corner