Navigating the Marijuana M(h)aze: What New Jersey Employers Need to Know

10.2.2018

In this article, Wilentz Shareholder Tracy Armstrong discusses current and pending legislation, as well as case law, regarding medical marijuana and the workplace. Ms. Armstrong offers employers proactive steps they should consider to maintain a workplace that is both drug-free and anti-discriminatory.

This article was originally published in the October 2018 issue of New Jersey Lawyer, a publication of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and is reprinted here with permission.

New Jersey Lawyer

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