Governor Phil Murphy recently passed three laws on Monday that create the basic structure of recreational cannabis use in the state. Citizens over 21 years old will be allowed to carry up to six ounces of marijuana and purchase it once the marketplace is set up. Additionally, police are barred from stopping a minor on suspicion or smelling marijuana and are only allowed to give out warnings. The new provisions also prevent officers from arresting minors on alcohol possession, limiting action to the same warning system. However, missing from the provisions is any guidance for employers on how to alter existing drug policies for employees.
Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. has over 40 years of experience helping workers understand their terms of contract. With the implementation of new laws, it can be difficult to determine one’s rights and responsibilities in the workplace. This can affect an employee’s livelihood and ability to perform their job.
The legalization of recreational cannabis in New Jersey may raise some concerns in the workplace, and the employment lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. are here to help. Call 215-569-1999 or fill out an online form for a free consultation today. Located in Pennsauken, New Jersey, the firm serves clients throughout South Jersey, including Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Marlton, Moorestown, and Mount Laurel.