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New Jersey

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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.