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Marijuana Users Face Workplace Discrimination: Ban The Box Campaign Fights Back

Marijuana Users Face Workplace Discrimination: Ban The Box Campaign Fights Back

By Marguerite Arnold Posted August 30, 2014

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — For all the major reform that has happened on the marijuana front this year, from the implementation of recreational sales in two states to serious conversations about banking reform, there are many public policy issues that have remained largely untouched either in the public policy arena or in the mainstream by the year’s new focus on ending prohibition.

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One that is likely to impact users long after legalization occurs is the issue of employment for people who use medical marijuana. At present, under even the most permissive state laws where marijuana is legal for both medical and recreational use, employers (including of course the federal and state government) are allowed to fire workers for cause merely for finding traces of cannabinoids in their bloodstream. Zero tolerance hiring policies are obviously just as big a problem for those who use the drug medicinally.

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