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Rachel Atterberry, partner in the Labor and Employment Practice at Freeborn & Peters LLP, in an interview with Bloomberg BNA explores the interplay between medical marijuana and disability laws and recent court decisions discussing employment issues.Bloomberg BNA: Which jurisdictions not only have decriminalized medical marijuana use but also may require workplace accommodation for registered individuals?

State laws that authorize medical marijuana use directly conflict with federal disability discrimination laws and parallel state statutes, rendering employers’ legal obligations to individuals with disabilities unclear.

Employees who seek permission to use medical marijuana as an accommodation for a disability may have accommodation rights under state medical marijuana statutes but no accommodation rights under disability laws.


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