(Rochester Hills, Mich. – Dec. 19, 2018) – Let’s clear the air. There’s been a great deal of buzz about legalization of recreational marijuana. Yes, it’s legal now, but it still may not be allowed.
Michigan’s new law legalizing recreational marijuana use, which took effect in early December, does not mean it is OK to smoke or consume marijuana products and head into the office or shop. Federal law still allows employers to dismiss employees for using marijuana or for arriving at work while under its influence.
Felicia G. Harris, CEO of EverythingHR and EverythingHR Financial Services in Rochester Hills, explains that while voters approved legalization of recreational marijuana, the new law does not prevent employers from managing their employees, particularly with regard to safety.