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Michigan Lawmakers Continue to Address Medical Marijuana Law Questions

The Detroit Free Press (by Dawson Bell) reported that Michigan’s Attorney General, Bill Schuette, and a coalition of lawmakers and prosecutors are calling Michigan’s medical marijuana law so poorly drafted as to be unworkable. The focus of this criticism in large part is on the legality of medical marijuana dispensaries, the definition of a “locked facility,” … Continue Reading

A Road Map for Responding to Requests for Accommodations under the Americans with Disability Act

A common issue under the Americans with Disabilities Act concerns asking for and responding to a request for a reasonable accommodation. It is important for employers to understand their obligations in responding to such a request because under the ADA unlawful discrimination specifically includes “not making reasonable accommodations [for a] qualified individual with a disability…” … Continue Reading

Medical Marijuana & Employment Law: Unanswered Questions For Employers and Employees

Recently a Michigan federal court judge dismissed a case brought by a former Wal-Mart employee of five years and associate of the year in 2008, after he was terminated when a drug test was positive for marihuana. (Reported by Larry Gabriel of the Metrotimes). Mr. Casias had previously registered under Michigan’s statute to use marihuana … Continue Reading
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