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New Illinois Legislation Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Use and What This Means for Employers


Posted on July 15, 2019 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

On June 25, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (the “Act”) to make Illinois the eleventh state to allow recreational marijuana use. Effective January 1, 2020, adults age 21 and older may purchase and possess up to 1 ounce (30 grams) of marijuana at a time from a... READ MORE

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Michigan’s Adult-Use Recreational Marijuana Law Takes Effect


Posted on January 4, 2019 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

After a successful ballot initiative in the fall of 2018, the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (“MRTMA”) became effective on December 6. In essence, the law permits adults age 21 and older to possess and use marijuana for recreational purposes (within certain limits) and provides for the regulation and taxation of marijuana... READ MORE

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A Midterm to Remember and Introducing “Marijuana in the Workplace: Legal Issues for Employers to Consider”


Posted on November 9, 2018 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

The November 6, 2018 midterm elections will be remembered for a lot of things, including the wave of marijuana legalization that followed after polls closed. A majority of voters in Utah and Missouri endorsed ballot initiatives that legalized the medicinal use of marijuana in both states. Michigan, for its part, became the first Midwest... READ MORE

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Firing Employee for Using Medical Marijuana Off Duty Is Not Illegal


Posted on June 17, 2015 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Mark L. Sabey

On June 15, the Supreme Court of Colorado in Coats v. Dish Network ruled in a 5-1 opinion that Dish Network did not violate Colorado state law when it terminated Coats, a former employee and also a medical marijuana patient, for failing a drug test despite that the failure was caused by off-the-clock medical marijuana... READ MORE

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Medical Marijuana – Unemployment Benefits in Michigan


Posted on October 28, 2014 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Jonathon A. Rabin

Michigan, like nearly half of the states in the nation, now embraces the medical use of marijuana in certain situations. Like most state medical marijuana laws, Michigan’s law (enacted by referendum) does not require accommodation of an employee who is under the influence of medical marijuana in the workplace. Yet a decision issued on... READ MORE

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