On July 1, Marylanders 21 and older will be able to legally possess up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis.
Our attorneys have covered this new law from multiple angles on how it will impact employers, community associations, and yes, potentially even people embroiled in custody cases.
Employment attorney Jessie Summers outlines the potential issues for employers when it comes to how they handle off-duty marijuana use and the use and possession of marijuana in the workplace in “What Maryland’s Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Means for Employers.”
Family Law attorney Erin Kopelman weighs in on how the new law might impact your custody case by outlining the list of statutory factors that a Maryland judges use to determine what is in the best interest of the child – and identifying those where recreational marijuana use may come into play. You can read more at “In the Weed(s): What Legalized Pot Means for Your Maryland Custody Case.”
And when it comes to common ownership communities, community associations attorney Nura Rafati writes about what to do about potentially smoky hallways and odorous common areas. She specifically covers how much authority your community’s governing documents have and handing reasonable accommodations for cannabis. Learn more here at “Cannabis Bliss: Are Your Community’s Enforcement Options about to go up in Smoke?“
Finally, Julie Reddig and Nicole Behrman shed some light on an upcoming rule that means DC employers will no longer be able to take adverse action against employees for certain cannabis use. The new rules are part of the Cannabis Employment Protections Amendment Act, which was passed by the DC Council then approved by Mayor Muriel Bowser last July. Read more here: New Rule Will Limit DC Employers’ Ability to Crack Down on Employee Cannabis Use.
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