Illinois permits both medical and recreational cannabis use. The state has established legal protections and regulations related to cannabis use in employment.
Legal Status: Medical and Recreational
Protections for Medicinal Users & Exceptions:
Employers cannot discriminate against registered qualifying patients, except under specific circumstances. Medical cannabis users may contest disciplinary actions related to drug testing.
Protections for Recreational Users & Exceptions:
Employees in Illinois have protections against employment discrimination for lawful off-duty cannabis use, except when it impairs job performance.
Restrictions on Testing for Cannabis:
While Illinois allows both medical and recreational cannabis use, employers retain certain rights to establish reasonable regulations and policies concerning cannabis use by employees. They can take action against employees who appear impaired due to cannabis use.