Can I get fired for using legal recreational marijuana? An FAQ for California workers

Six months have passed since California voted in favor of Proposition 64, the recreational marijuana initiative that allows adults 21 and over to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and cultivate up to six plants indoors. And in another six months, state-licensed marijuana stores will begin selling pot purely for adult fun.

What will this mean for weed and the workplace? Can you gather with employee pals for a Friday night toke – instead of the regular beers – and not worry about any consequences on Monday morning? Can you spark up a joint or savor a vape pen on your lunch hour? What about drug testing?

The simple answer: It all depends on where you work.

Employers may still enforce drug-free workplace rules for cannabis even with marijuana legalization in California. Companies can still drug test you for pot and fire you or refuse to offer you employment if you test positive.

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