Q: Since Marijuana Use Is Absolutely Prohibited Under Federal Law, Can An Employer Safely Fire An Employee Who Tests Positive For Cannabis? (A: Yes, No, Maybe, I Don't Know. Can You Repeat The Question? 1)
Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics
Twenty-nine states and three US territories offer medical marijuana prescriptions for their citizens, with others considering such. Some of these states make it a violation to terminate an employee for medical marijuana use. Federal laws make any marijuana possession or use a crime, and in some instances, require a drug-free workplace. Should employers enforce drug screening rules, or relax their standards and permit employees with prescriptions for medical marijuana to test positive provided work product is not affected? And can relaxing these standards be presented as a benefit to both employees that use medical marijuana, and those who do not? Copyright North American Business Press 2017.
Original Publication Citation
Cosgrove, D. M., Zugelder, M. T., Nigem, K., & Wedding, D. K. (2017). Q: Since marijuana use is absolutely prohibited under federal law, can an employer safely fire an employee who tests positive for cannabis? (A: Yes, no, maybe, I don't know. can you repeat the question?1). Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics, 14(4), 84-89.
Crosgrove, Darrell M.; Zugelder, Michael T.; Nigem, Kimberly; and Wedding, Donald K., "Q: Since Marijuana Use Is Absolutely Prohibited Under Federal Law, Can An Employer Safely Fire An Employee Who Tests Positive For Cannabis? (A: Yes, No, Maybe, I Don't Know. Can You Repeat The Question? 1)" (2017). Finance Faculty Publications. 14.