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Can Your Employer Fire You for Using Legal Pot?

As marijuana gains increasing acceptance in the U.S., it’s important for users to keep in mind that they can still be fired for pot use — even if it’s legal pot.

If you are in an impaired condition that can affect your work — whether it’s due to marijuana, alcohol, or something else — your boss can fire you. That much is clear.

But what about marijuana use in your free time? If your state has legalized recreational and/or medical cannabis, can your employer still fire you for legal pot use away from work? The answer is probably. But it depends on where you live as well as a few other factors.

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