New Mexico 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.
New Mexico personal and medical use of marijuana.
Medical Use: SB 523 signed by the Governor March 13, 2007. Effective Date: July 1, 2007. The law only briefly mentions the workplace and only to limit qualified patient use. Prohibitions, restrictions and limitations on the medical use of cannabis; criminal penalties. Participation in a medical use of cannabis program by a qualified patient or primary caregiver does not relieve the qualified patient or primary caregiver. It is advisable to have a company substance abuse testing policy that is clear, and completely informs employees what the rules are for your workplace.
Personal Use: There is currently no personal use law in effect in New Mexico. However, there have been a number of recent efforts to pass such a law.
For more information regarding marijuana at work, refer to Info Cubic’s Drug Screening compliance corner.