More than half of U.S. states have legalized medicinal marijuana. Cannabis for medical needs can provide relief to those suffering from seizures, nausea, chronic pain, and other symptoms caused by chronic diseases such as cancer and AIDS. The wide variation in state laws and their disparity with federal legislation continue to challenge employers and disability plan administrators. To bridge this gap, this whitepaper analyses the existing and pending legislation, provides consideration checklists and employer tips to guide employers to help ensure their disability plans and workplace policies are both effective and compliant. This paper addresses considerations for employers regarding medical marijuana when drafting and executing disability plans, return-to-work policies, and workplace accommodation.
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