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Out of Joint: How The Growing Disconnect Between Federal and State Marijuana Laws Impacts Employers

November 19, 2012

By BARBARA L. JOHNSON, EDWARD CADAGIN, & PEGGAH SADEGHZADEH

Despite the rise of state medical marijuana laws and the recent legalization of recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington, marijuana use remains illegal under federal law. In this contradictory legislative environment, employers should prepare themselves for a similar rise in challenges to their substance abuse and drug testing policies.

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