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Western State Lawmakers Tackling Marijuana Reimbursement, Off-Duty Use

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 1073 | 0 | 50 min read

As companies attempt to keep up with ever-evolving laws on recreational and medical marijuana use, a handful of bills being considered in several western states could continue a trend when it comes to hiring practices and what workers’ compensation carriers are forced to pay out. Bills proposed in Washington state and Colorado would change how employers can fire workers — or refuse to hire them — based on positive marijuana tests. In Hawaii, the state House of Representatives and Senate have served up companion bills that would require workers’ compensation carriers to...

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