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October 12 2017

Connecticut Medical Marijuana Law Protects Employees And Is Not Preempted By Federal Drug Laws

A recent federal district court case has determined that Connecticut employees who have been certified by the Department of Consumer Protection to use medical marijuana outside of work hours and are not impaired while at work are protected by state law.

The state's statute makes it unlawful to refuse to hire or to discharge an employee because of the individual's status as a qualifying patient or for testing positive in a drug screening. It does not, however, protect such individuals if they are found to be under the influence during working hours.