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Michigan has legalized both medical and recreational cannabis use. Employment protections exist for medical cannabis users, but certain exceptions apply, particularly for safety-sensitive positions.

Legal Status: Yes, medical and recreational

Protections for Medicinal Users & Exceptions:

Employers may not discriminate against individuals with valid medical cannabis identification cards, except in safety-sensitive positions or when federal law or funding is involved. Individuals may not bring claims against employers for wrongful discharge or discrimination based on medical cannabis use.

Protections for Recreational Users & Exceptions:


Restrictions on Testing for Cannabis:

Employers may conduct drug tests for safety-sensitive positions or when there is reasonable suspicion of impairment.


Employers can enforce drug-free workplace policies and take employment actions based on specific circumstances, including impairment while working.