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 medical use of marijuana. Law specifically states that employers may not discriminate against a qualified person due to their status as a qualified patient or a positive drug test alone.
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 impact of the Minnesota medical marijuana use law, Sec. 12, Subd. (c), on their testing policies and procedures.
Personal Use: Previous attempts to legislate 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.