The newspaper writes…

Employers in states where both recreational and medical marijuana is permitted seem to have drawn the hardest line. Eighty-two percent of respondents there say marijuana use at work is not permitted for any reason, compared with 73 percent who say so in states where only medical marijuana is legal.

In medical marijuana states, 22 percent of employers have exceptions for medical cannabis use in their drug policies, while only 11 percent of employers have medical exceptions in states where recreational use is also permitted, according to the survey.

The group surveyed 623 human resources professionals in 19 states that have legalized medical marijuana and four states, plus the District of Columbia, where both medical and recreational pot is legal.

In Illinois, where dispensaries started selling cannabis to medical patients last month, the law governing the pilot medical marijuana program states employers can’t discriminate against employees for having a patient card, but it does allow them to implement zero-tolerance drug policies, including terminating people if they test positive for pot.

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