Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act at Issue in Recently Filed Complaint

Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act at Issue in Recently Filed Complaint

By Jennifer Mora on January 7, 2020 POSTED IN MEDICAL MARIJUANA In 2016, Pennsylvania enacted its “Medical Marijuana Act” (MMA), which permits individuals suffering from certain conditions to use marijuana for medicinal use. Several provisions in the MMA impact employers. For instance, the MMA makes it unlawful for an employer to “discharge, threaten, refuse to hire or otherwise discriminate or retaliate against an employee regarding an employee’s compensation, terms, conditions, location or privileges solely on the basis of such employee’s status as an individual who is certified to use medical marijuana.” In other words, taking adverse action against an employee based solely on the individual’s status as a medical marijuana cardholder would likely be considered discrimination under the MMA. The law does not, however, require employers to accommodate the use of medical marijuana at work or to “commit an act that would put the employer or any person acting on its behalf in violation of federal law.” The MMA also allows employers to take action against those who are “under the influence” of medical marijuana while at work. Specifically: Nothing in this Act shall require an employer to make an accommodation of the use of medical marijuana on the property or premises of any place…

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