Colorado 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.
Colorado personal and medical use of marijuana.
Medical Use: Ballot Question 20 was approved by 54% of voters in the November 7, 2000 and it became an effective state constitutional amendment, effective June 1, 2000. Ballot Question 20 established a Constitutional Amendment establishing Article 14, authorizing the use of medical marijuana for certain patients.
Personal Use: On November 6, 2012 voters approved Amendment 64 by 55.32% permitting the legal personal use of marijuana for adults. This amendment creates an Article XVIII Section 16 in the state constitution. The first stores selling marijuana opened January 1, 2014. Nothing is intended to require an employer to permit or accommodate the use, consumption, possession, transfer, display, transportation, sale or growing of marijuana in the workplace or to affect the ability of employers to have policies restricting the use of marijuana by employees.
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