This new Colorado pot use ruling will cause states and advocates across the country to take a better look at the language of the laws already in place, and those to be written in the future. In several states, employment protection is built into pot use laws.
"In some other states, employment protection is built into the marijuana law. Such employment protection statutes often serve to dissuade employers from taking action against medical marijuana patients, keeping the matter out of court," said Karen O'Keefe, director of state policies at the Marijuana Policy Project, an advocate of legalization.
This new decision will create a new discussion about states' rights versus federal law. Most proponents of medical marijuana use are seeing this Colorado pot use ruling as blow to marijuana laws and personal use.
"Therefore, employees who engage in an activity, such as medical marijuana use, that is permitted by state law but unlawful under federal law are not protected by the statute," Justice Allison H. Eid wrote in the opinion.
Do you think your employer should have a say in what you do off the job? Is Colorado's pot use ruling fair?
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