Minnesota 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.
Minnesota personal and medical use of marijuana.
Medical Use: On May 29, 2014, Governor Dayton signed into law legislation permitting the medical use of marijuana. It states in the law that employers are not required to accommodate marijuana use at the workplace or allow employees to work under the influence of marijuana. It further states that employers may fire employees for testing positive for marijuana on a drug test even if the user was off duty and had a valid marijuana medical card.
It is advisable to have a company substance abuse (testing) policy that is clear and completely informs employees what the rules are of your workplace. Employers must consult with their appropriate advisors to determine to the impact of the Minnesota medical marijuana use law, Sec. 12, Subd. (c), on their testing policies and procedures.
Personal Use: Previous attempts to legislate the personal use of marijuana in this state have failed.
For more information regarding marijuana at work refer to Info Cubic’s Drug Screening compliance corner.