New York allows both medical and recreational cannabis use. Employment discrimination based on off-duty cannabis use is generally prohibited, subject to specific exceptions.
Legal Status: Yes, medical and recreational
Protections for Medicinal Users & Exceptions:
Employers may not discriminate against employees for off-duty cannabis use, with exceptions for specific circumstances.
Protections for Recreational Users & Exceptions:
Restrictions on Testing for Cannabis:
Employers may not test for cannabis unless certain exceptions apply, including reasonable suspicion or federal law conflicts.
Employers may not take adverse employment actions based solely on off-duty cannabis use unless specific conditions, such as federal law conflicts, apply.