2019 Cannabis & Co: Americans with Disabilities (ADA) in Post Prop. 64 Era (Part 4)

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Proposition 64 changed marijuana laws. What many do not realize is that it did not change employment laws. Employers recognize societal norms are changing with the passing of Prop 64. A new era has commenced and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will play a large role in how cannabis is handled in the workforce. Employers must be cautious because Marijuana is illegal – it remains a Schedule 1 illegal substance, and ADA provides no exception for medicinal use of marijuana.
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