2016 Election: Which states are voting on legalizing marijuana?

employers may lawfully terminate employees that fail drug tests due to marijuana usage, even if the drug is only used outside of working hours. And Alaska has also had a similar conversation: “Alcohol is legal, but I imagine most jobs, if you show up drunk, you’re getting fired or disciplined,” said Jason Brandeis of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Justice Center. Here are the five states where, come November, marijuana may be a legal drug (originally provided by IBTimes):

  • Arizona – Under the guidelines of Proposition 205, adults 21 and up would be allowed to possess and recreationally use one ounce or less of marijuana.
  • California – Proposition 64 would legalize recreational weed and hemp for people 21 and older.
  • Maine – Question 1 would legalize recreational use of marijuana throughout the state, allowing adults 21 and up to use and possess cannabis.
  • Massachusetts – Question 4 would fully legalize marijuana with regulations similar to the state’s approach to alcoholic beverages.
  • Nevada – Under Question 2, people 21 and older would be able to possess and use up to one ounce of marijuana for recreational purposes.
Despite the precedents set by Colorado and Alaska, among others, each state will approach the issue with unique rulings and employers should be aware of their state’s current stance on marijuana legalization, and how things may change following the upcoming election. If you have any questions about how the legalization of marijuana in your state may affect you, our team will be happy to help.]]>

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