If enacted, the bill would prohibit employers from punishing employees who test positive for marijuana, if they are registered medical marijuana patients. The bill would also apply to prospective employees.
The bill would not permit on-duty workplace marijuana consumption, however.
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This bill would establish protections from adverse employment actions for registered patients using medical marijuana pursuant to the “New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act.”
Specifically, an employer would be prohibited from taking any adverse employment action against an employee based on the employee’s status as a registry identification cardholder or based on a positive test for marijuana, unless the employer establishes by a preponderance of the evidence that the lawful use of medical marijuana has impaired the employee’s ability to perform the employee’s job responsibilities.