The close of 2018 marked the beginning of legal recreational marijuana use in Michigan for adults 21 years of age or older. It also authorizes state-licensed retailers to engage in the commercial sale of marijuana. At this time, employers began to wonder what the impact of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) meant for their workplace and employees. The legalization of recreational marijuana will not fundamentally change the way Michigan employers operate their businesses. The MRTMA does not restrict a private employer’s right to maintain and enforce a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy. While these types of complicated laws can cause a bit of confusion for employers, Human Capital recommends updating existing drug policies and communicating expectations and policies clearly with existing and new employees.
To learn more about how you can protect your employees and business under the new MRTMA, contact Human Capital today!