January 04, 2019

Marijuana and workers' compensation


Six years have passed since Coloradans voted to legalize recreational marijuana use, but many are still wrestling with how it impacts individuals and communities. The state's employers face some of the toughest questions:

  • Can I enforce a drug-free workplace policy that includes marijuana use?
  • What if my employee is injured while under the influence of marijuana?
  • Should I treat the use of medicinal marijuana differently than recreational marijuana?

Understanding the issue is key, especially in Colorado's historically tight labor market. While there isn't a black-and-white answer to every question, we partnered with the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce to provide guidance on your rights as an employer. 

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