New Jersey allows both medical and recreational cannabis use. Employers may need to consider accommodations for cannabis use.
Legal Status: Yes, medical and recreational
Protections for Medicinal Users & Exceptions:
Employers may not discriminate against employees based on cannabis use outside of work, subject to certain exceptions.
Protections for Recreational Users & Exceptions:
Employers are generally prohibited from taking adverse action based on off-duty cannabis use, with specific exceptions.
Restrictions on Testing for Cannabis:
Employers may conduct drug tests in specific circumstances and must use reliable testing methods.
While employers must generally allow off-duty cannabis use, they may take action in certain situations, including when required by federal law or regulations.