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Pot Buzz

Recent referendums to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado and Washington state will have little impact on employer policies, according to a report in Employee Benefit News. In the article, Nancy Delogu and Chris Leh of Littler Mendelson, P.C., note that even though the citizens in those states voted to decriminalize the use of marijuana, employer policies against its use can remain in effect. In fact, the Colorado amendment clearly states that the law does not “affect the ability of employers to have policies restricting the use of marijuana by employees.”