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June 28 2018

Maine Recreational Marijuana Law Limits Drug Testing, Disciplinary Consequences Imposed by Employers

Effective February 1, 2018, a provision of Maine's recreational marijuana law prohibits employers from taking adverse employment actions for off-premises marijuana use.

One of the provisions provides that employers are not required to permit or accommodate the use, consumption, possession, trade, display, transportation, sale or growing of marijuana in the workplace. In addition, employers are permitted to enact and enforce workplace policies restricting the use of marijuana by employees and discipline employees who are under the influence of marijuana in the workplace.

The law does, however, prohibit employers from "refusing to employ a person 21 years of age or older solely for that person's consuming marijuana outside of the employer's property".