It’s difficult to keep up with America’s rapidly changing marijuana laws, but this knowledge is critical, both for employers who want to ensure a safe and productive workplace while complying with employment law, and for employees, who may want to partake in marijuana on their own time, either medically or recreationally, without risking their jobs.
So we’ve created a handy interactive map to show you which states marijuana is legal in, and we’ve even broken it down by medical and recreational marijuana. Below the map, you’ll also find state-specific information and resources.
This should help you to avoid a lot of the myths and misconceptions going around today about the laws regarding marijuana. For example, a lot of people mistakenly believe that drug testing is no longer allowed in states like Denver, Colorado where marijuana has been legalized, but what most don’t realize is that the US Supreme Court has ruled repeatedly that an employer is well within their rights to test their employees for marijuana use. Likewise, many don’t know employers that are regulated by the Department of Transportation, like those found in busy transportation hubs like Atlanta, Georgia, don’t even have the option of not testing for marijuana use because of federal guidelines.
Medical Marijuana is Legal
Recreational Marijuana is Legal
Colorado is pretty much a no-holds-barred sanctuary when it comes to marijuana use.
Florida approved medical marijuana in 2017 and the number of users with valid cards is growing rapidly. This has employers in high-risk jobs, such as construction, manufacturing, and transportation especially concerned.