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Shifting Landscape: Marijuana Employment Law Starting to Trend in Favor of Employees

Marijuana-related employment lawsuits are on the rise as more workers who have been fired or denied a job over their marijuana use are utilizing litigation to challenge the decisions. This, in turn, is forcing employers to formulate new strategies to balance the risk of litigation against the possibility of impaired employees hurting someone on the job, damaging the business, or possibly even worse.

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Oregon Senate Approves Bill Limiting Marijuana Production

The Oregon Senate recently voted in favor of a bill that will freeze marijuana production at its current level for the next two years. The bill would also suspend the issuance of any new cultivation licenses while allowing currently licensed growers to renew their licenses during the temporary freeze. Oregon’s House of Representatives will now take up the bill for consideration.

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