Bloomberg Law
May 31, 2019, 9:48 AMUpdated: May 31, 2019, 4:20 PM

Weed Legalization Push in New York, Elsewhere Vexes Employers (2)

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney
Keshia Clukey
Keshia Clukey

New York bills to legalize recreational marijuana use and expand existing medical usage have created anxiety among business leaders in the state. Marijuana use protections in New York and other states and locales increasingly mean employers need to reconsider hard-line stances on drug use and drug-free workplace policies.

The state, as well as New York City, already has some of the widest protections for medical marijuana use. The latest proposals follow a nationwide trend showing the country is increasingly more open to marijuana legalization.

The New York recreational marijuana bill, which state lawmakers amended last week, would allow for ...

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