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Colorado permits both medical and recreational cannabis use. Employers in the state have specific rights regarding the management of cannabis use among their employees.

Legal Status: Medical and Recreational

Protections for Medicinal Users & Exceptions:

Colorado law does not require employers to accommodate the medical use of cannabis in the workplace.

Protections for Recreational Users & Exceptions:

Employers are not required to permit or accommodate the use, possession, transfer, or growth of recreational cannabis in the workplace. They can establish policies restricting cannabis use.

Restrictions on Testing for Cannabis:

There are no specific restrictions on cannabis testing for employers in Colorado.


While Colorado allows both medical and recreational cannabis use, employers have the discretion to maintain drug-free workplaces and establish policies prohibiting cannabis use by their employees.