Leanne Lane Coyle Examines NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission's Workplace Marijuana Impairment Guidance for the New Jersey Law Journal
In the October 27, 2022 article, "NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission Releases ‘Hazy’ Guidance on Workplace Marijuana Impairment," for the New Jersey Law Journal, Leanne Lane Coyle co-authored an examination of the Interim guidance from the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission released on September 9, 2022.
The author notes that Commission provides employers with some, albeit “hazy,” guidance on managing suspected marijuana impairment in the workplace. She goes on to explain:
" In February 2021, New Jersey became the 18th state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 years old and over with the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (CREAMMA), N.J.S.A. §24:6I-31, et seq. CREAMMA also provides workplace protections for marijuana users, leaving many New Jersey employers bewildered as to how to properly determine marijuana intoxication in the workplace. While the public has largely embraced marijuana use, employers have good reason to maintain drug-free workplaces. Marijuana impairment at work, like other types of impairment, presents potential safety concerns and may negatively impact productivity."
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