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How to cope with dope: Marijuana & the Minnesota workplace

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Although Minnesota has not legalized recreational use of marijuana, it has legalized medical marijuana. Some of your employees may be users of legal medical marijuana.

Federal law still prohibits possession of marijuana, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made it clear he intends to enforce federal law.

That leaves Minnesota employers stuck in the middle of the battle between state and federal law. For example, regardless of state law, it is a violation of federal law for truck drivers to use marijuana. The tension between federal and state laws may create confusion for employers trying to legally enforce their policies, including drug-free workplace policies.

Minnesota’s marijuana law

Not everyone may use marijuana under Minnesota’s medical marijuana law. Medical marijuana use is limited to persons suffering from specific medical conditions including:

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