Oregon Looks To Make It Illegal To Ban Pot Outside Work

by Gerald Sauer

Oregon wants to make it so employers in the state can’t ban their employees from consuming marijuana outside the work day, according to a new bill introduced to the state Legislature. Bill No. 301 would make it illegal for employers to require, as a condition of employment, that current or prospective employees “refrain from using a substance that is lawful to use under the laws of this state during nonworking hours. ”Measure 91 legalized recreational marijuana use in the state in 2014, but, as the AP reports, it did not affect existing employment law. California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada recently joined…

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