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Recreational Marijuana set to go Online in Oregon, Brings Up Employee Rights Questions

On July 1, 2015, Oregon will become the fourth state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. With both medical and recreational marijuana legalization becoming more sociably acceptable, the question arrises, what does recreational marijuana mean for my employment?

Simply put, nothing on this front has changed, and the employers legally have all the power. While public opinion has changed, it will take businesses far longer to warm up to the idea of an after-work jay as opposed to an after-work cocktail.

The Oregonian asked two Portland attorneys with expertise in employment law to answer those and other questions about legal pot and the workplace. What Matthew C. Ellis and Karen O’Conner say bring clarity to the subject, and offer valuable insight for employers and employees.

For more on what these two lawyers had to say about recreational marijuana and employers, check out the link below.

Article Link: http://www.oregonlive.com/marijuana/index.ssf/2015/06/recreational_pot_and_the_workp.html