Divorce and Child Custody Lawyer in Mesa Arizona | Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act – How Do We Protect Employers and Our Children

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The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) on its face prohibits employers from discriminating against registered medical marijuana users and card holders in making employment decisions. It prohibits employers from taking action in most cases against medical marijuana users. Because of the broad language in Arizona’s MMA, the Arizona Legislature on behalf of employers recently passed a new law that was signed by Governor Brewer, for employers who have employees who hide behind the MMA. The new law provides employers with several protections against claims of wrongful termination and discrimination when taking action against those employees using marijuana or other prohibited substances.