As we all know, Proposal 1 of 2018 was adopted by Michigan voters last November, and went into effect December 6, 2018. However, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has up to one year after the effective date in which to adopt rules and regulations for the implementation of Proposal 1.
For this reason, many municipalities are waiting to see what the final rules will be before deciding whether to prohibit “recreational marijuana establishments” in their respective jurisdictions. For the time being, Michigan will have two systems in place for dealing with marijuana, the Medical Marijuana Act and the new Recreational Marijuana Act.
But employers should act as soon as possible, so that policies are in place to deal with recreational marijuana use in the workplace when the final regulations are announced.
Under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (Initiated Law 1 of 2018; MCL 333.27951):
Employers should start by reviewing their existing illegal drug and alcohol use polices with their attorneys, human resource professionals and consultants, labor negotiators and insurance advisors.
Please contact our office for help with this vital task.
Seglund Gabe Pawlak & Groth, PLC
28345 Beck Road
Wixom, MI 48393
Phone: (248) 869-0030
Fax: (248) 869-0039
***The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice.