Worker Use of Medical Marijuana Poses Challenges for Employers (Part 2)

November 8, 2019 in Employment Law, Marijuana Regulatory Law

Walsh attorney Joseph L. Linares authored an article in Noticias, the official publication of the Hispanic National Bar Association.

In the article Linares states, “The past decade has seen most states enact legislation permitting the medicinal use of marijuana. Indeed, over forty states and the District of Columbia, permit some form of medical access to marijuana or its extracts. While legalization of its use is spreading, marijuana remains illegal under federal law whether used for medical or recreational purposes. This disconnect between federal and state marijuana policy poses challenges. One such challenge is the state-permitted use of medical marijuana by employees, which a handful of state courts have addressed, shedding light on how other courts may respond.”

To view a copy of the article, click here.

Joseph L. Linares concentrates his practice on litigation, contracts and complex negotiations. Mr. Linares is admitted to practice in NY, NJ, CT and DC and is a member of the firm’s commercial litigation, cannabis law, intellectual property and construction law practice groups. Additionally, Mr. Linares currently serves as Region III President of the Hispanic National Bar Association.