Alaska has legalized both medical and recreational cannabis use. Employers in the state have specific rights when it comes to managing cannabis use among their employees.
Legal Status: Medical and Recreational
Protections for Medicinal Users & Exceptions:
Alaska does not require employers to accommodate the medical use of cannabis by employees. Employers can establish policies that prohibit the use, possession, transfer, or growth of cannabis in the workplace.
Protections for Recreational Users & Exceptions:
Employers in Alaska have the right to maintain drug-free workplaces and establish policies restricting employee cannabis use. The law does not affect an employer’s ability to have such policies.
Restrictions on Testing for Cannabis:
There are no specific restrictions on cannabis testing for employers in Alaska.
While Alaska permits both medical and recreational cannabis use, employers retain the authority to maintain drug-free workplaces and establish policies that prohibit cannabis use on the job. This includes the right to take action against employees who violate these policies.