July 08, 2022

Dazed and Confused About Testing for Cannabis? Here’s What NJ Employers Need to Know

Labor and employment associate Alexa Miller authored an article for the New Jersey Law Journal that addresses how New Jersey employers can maintain a drug-free workplace by modifying certain policies and drug-testing programs to comply with state law employment protections.

In the article, Miller summarizes the Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (CREAMMA), which legalizes the recreational use of marijuana for adults age 21 and older in New Jersey. She also outlines times when employers are permitted to conduct workplace drug testing in accordance with state law.

The author notes that, unlike several other states’ recreational cannabis laws, CREAMMA does not contain an exception for safety-sensitive positions. She also provides information for federal contractors that are subject to U.S. Department of Transportation drug testing requirements, as well as key takeaways for employers.

The full article is available to New Jersey Law Journal subscribers.

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