Utah 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.
Utah personal and medical use of marijuana.
Medical Use: On March 21, 2014, Governor Herbert signed H.B. 105 into law establishing the Utah Industrial Hemp Research Act and Hemp Extract Registration Act commonly known as “Charlee’s Law” related to cannabidiol (CBD) use in Utah. Under this law, the CBD must contain less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in the cannabis plant commonly known as marijuana. Possession of the substance is available to a very limited number of residents of Utah with “intractable epilepsy” and “exempts” those qualified to possess the CBD from penalties under the Controlled Substances Act.
Employers may not refuse to hire, terminate, or take adverse employment action against a person solely because they are a medical marijuana cardholder. Employers can still drug test for this drug and have a zero-tolerance policy for cannabis use.
Personal Use: Utah does not currently have a personal use law for marijuana.
For more information regarding marijuana at work, refer to Info Cubic’s Drug Screening compliance corner.