Pot in the workplace: New ruling will spark drug policy changes

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Another court has handed down a ruling on a company’s drug policy, and courts now seem to be sending a very clear message to employers: Don’t automatically terminate marijuana users with legal prescriptions just because they failed a drug test.


The most recent ruling involved Katelin Noffsinger, who was recruited to take over as director of recreational therapy at Bride Brook, a nursing facility in Niantic, CT.

Job offered, then rescinded

Noffsinger was prescribed a daily dose of Marinol (synthetic marijuana in capsule form) to treat symptoms of her post-traumatic stress disorder.

When she was offered the

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