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“Up in Smoke – Are Employers Required to Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use?”

Medical Marijuana 000057621940_Large For reasons that are subject to debate, 4/20 has become known as a holiday for those who enjoy marijuana.  However, over the course of many years, the face of “pot culture” has changed to include not only those lighting up for recreational purposes, but also individuals suffering from chronic diseases seeking a better way to manage their symptoms.  This past Sunday, April 17th,  Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill legalizing marijuana use—in pill, oil, vapor, liquid or topical form—for 17 qualifying diagnosed conditions.  In neighboring New Jersey, medical users can smoke in private, but legal use is limited to around 10 specific medical conditions, or any imminent terminal illness, with doctor approval. Continue Reading