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California Law Will Protect Employees’ Use of Marijuana Outside Work

September 20, 2022


The California Legislature recently passed a bill prohibiting employers from penalizing workers for using marijuana during their off-work hours.

Recreational use of marijuana has been legal in California since 2016. While off-duty use would be legally protected, the new bill does allow employers to fire or suspend workers for possessing, using or being impaired by marijuana while at work.

The law will take effect in January 2024.

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