New Jersey 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 Jersey personal and medical use of marijuana.
Medical Use: Governor signed A20 on July 2, 2019 the Governor signed A20 which removes the name Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, and now named Jake Honig Compassionate Use medical Marijuana Act. It unlawful for an employer to take any adverse employment action against employee who is a registered patient based solely on the employee's status. If an employer has a drug testing policy and applicant tests positive for marijuana employer may give applicant opportunity to present a legitimate medical explanation.
Personal Use: There are several efforts under way to pass legislation permitting personal use of marijuana.
For more information regarding marijuana at work, refer to Info Cubic’s Drug Screening compliance corner.