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Vermont: New Recreational Marijuana Law Addresses Employment

Law Generally Effective July 1, 2018

Vermont has passed a law, generally effective July 1, 2018, that legalizes a limited amount of marijuana possession and production. Provisions of interest to employers include:

  • Employers are not required to permit or accommodate the use, consumption, possession, transfer, display, sale, or growing of marijuana in the workplace.
  • Employers are not barred from prohibiting or otherwise regulating the use, consumption, possession, transfer, display, sale, or growing of marijuana on their premises.
  • Employers are not barred from adopting a policy that prohibits the use of marijuana in the workplace.
  • A cause of action is not created against an employer that discharges an employee for violating a policy that restricts or prohibits the use of marijuana by employees.

Click here to read the text of the law.


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