Polygraph Volume: 40 Issue: 3 Dated: 2011 Pages: 140-145
This article discusses polygraph examiners, as agents of employers, and the growing body of law regarding medical marijuana and employment decisions.
Fourteen States permit the use of medical marijuana, yet the Federal Controlled Substance Act prohibits the possession and distribution of marijuana with no medical exclusion. At the same time, while the U.S. Attorneys Office recommends against enforcing the Controlled Substance Act with regard to medical marijuana, several State courts have ruled that medical marijuana laws do not apply to adverse employment decisions. Most employers disqualify applicants for current use of marijuana with no medical exemption. Polygraph examiners, as agents of employers, should become familiar with the growing body of law regarding medical marijuana and employment decisions. (Published Abstract)
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