On Nov. 8, Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana for individuals over the age of 21, allowing them to possess, transport and purchase up to an ounce of marijuana, and grow up to six plants for recreational use.
California employers are not strangers to marijuana laws. The Compassionate Care Act of 1996 allows the use of medical marijuana, and a senate bill decriminalized possession of one ounce or less in 2010.
Employers can still prohibit marijuana use and possession on their premises. The new act specifically states, “public and private employers [may] enact and enforce workplace policies pertaining to marijuana.”