Happy New Year! Pass the Champagne AND a Joint—Illinois Legalizes Marijuana Effective 1/1/2020

By Sara J. Ackermann
December 30, 2019

Here in Wisconsin marijuana is still illegal.  However, this week our neighbor Illinois becomes the 11th in our nation to legalize marijuana which may cause complications for Wisconsin employers who recruit or have locations in that state.  Our neighbor Minnesota has had marijuana legal for medicinal purposes since 2014 (recreational use is not yet legal in the Viking state), and Michigan just recently legalized recreational use effective earlier this month.

What Wisconsin Employees Need to Know:  If you recruit or have employees in states where marijuana is legal, you should review your drug testing/drug-free workplace policies to make sure you are in compliance with these new laws.  Please contact your Ruder Ware Employment Law team if you need assistance!

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