When Do the “Safety-Sensitive” Changes to Medical Marijuana Take Effect? Well, it Depends.

Last week we sent you an advisory about the Unity Bill becoming law after House Bill 2612 was signed by Governor Stitt on March 14. This new law provides additional regulatory controls over the medical marijuana industry, and most notably for Oklahoma employers, it contains an exception for positions with safety-sensitive job duties. Under that exception, an Oklahoma employer can discipline an employee in a safety-sensitive position, up to and including termination of employment, for a positive marijuana test even if the employee is a licensed medical marijuana card holder. More.