For a long time, people have been wondering how medical marijuana use will affect their employment and what happens if they get a drug test. That is a complicated issue, and it depends a lot on your employer. With marijuana being legal for recreational use as Proposition 64 was voted into law at the last election, many more are concerned if they can lose their jobs for using marijuana for recreation.
Some argue that it should be okay as long as you are not under the influence of marijuana while on the job. This is how things work with alcohol. After all, anyone who is 21 or older can legally drink alcohol, but cannot come to work drunk. It is also true that a worker can take his or her prescription Xanax and be at work so long as that is not interfering with their job, and they are not operating heavy machinery. Continue reading