Nevada 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.
Nevada personal and medical use of marijuana.
Medical Use: Companies will abide by the requirements under the Nevada Medical Marijuana law approved by 65% of the voters in 2000. In sec. 453A.800 of the law requires employers to attempt to make reasonable accommodations for the medical needs of an employee who engages in the medical use of marijuana if the employee holds a valid registry identification card, provided that such reasonable accommodation would not pose a threat of harm or danger to persons or property or impose an undue hardship on the employer prohibit the employee from fulfilling any and all of his or her job responsibilities.
Personal Use: On November 8, 2016, The Nevada Marijuana Legalization Initiative, passed by a margin of 54.47%. and takes effect January 1, 2017. It was designed to allow adults aged 21 or older to possess, consume, and cultivate some marijuana for recreational purposes.
“The measure authorized the operation of marijuana establishments. It authorized the Nevada Department of Taxation to regulate them. The measure mandated that for the first 18 months of licensing, the Department of Taxation would only accept license applications for marijuana stores, production facilities, and cultivation facilities from registered medical marijuana establishments. During the same time period, only registered wholesale liquor dealers would be permitted to apply for marijuana distributor licenses.”
“This will prohibit marijuana establishments within 1,000 feet of a school or 300 feet of a community facility. It also set limits on the number of retail marijuana stores permissible in each county based on the county's population size
For more information regarding marijuana at work, refer to Info Cubic’s Drug Screening compliance corner.