In our great state of Montana and many others it’s currently legal to use marijuana for a variety of reasons; in the medical context, doctors often prescribe marijuana to manage chronic pain…yes really. Now those patients must register in a confidential patient database. That then triggers identification cards so recipients can avoid issues with the law. Because many patients are in the workforce, however, businesses need to be really careful and make sure they are aware of existing medical marijuana laws and pending legislation in each state where they employ workers, to avoid breaking the law. We don’t want anybody gettin’ busted on our our watch!
In many states including Montana, businesses don’t have to accommodate employees who legally use marijuana for medicinal purposes.