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Massachusetts allows both medical and recreational cannabis use. Case law suggests that allowing off-site medical cannabis use might be considered a reasonable accommodation, but employers can still enforce policies restricting cannabis consumption by employees.

Legal Status: Yes, medical and recreational

Protections for Medicinal Users & Exceptions:

Allowing off-site use of medical cannabis, despite an employer’s drug-free workplace policy, may be considered a reasonable accommodation under Massachusetts’ disability discrimination law, subject to certain conditions.

Protections for Recreational Users & Exceptions:


Restrictions on Testing for Cannabis:



Employers can enforce policies restricting cannabis consumption by employees, even in light of the state’s cannabis laws.