Medical Marijuana Law Will Create Problems For Employers

PHOENIX — Arizona’s new medical marijuana law is going to create new problems for employers trying to promote a safe workplace while respecting the new rights of those who will be able to legally inhale the drug.

The law spells out that a worker who has one of those state-issued cards allowing them to possess and use marijuana cannot be fired or otherwise disciplined solely for testing positive on a drug test.

Nothing in Proposition 203 permits an employee to imbibe while on the job. And the law says that immunity from being discharged does not apply to a worker who is “impaired.”