An area lawyer is providing perception on what marijuana legalization may appear to be in Connecticut — particularly within the office — as state lawmakers focus on a pot invoice.
Bob Mitchell, with Mitchell & Sheahan in Stratford, predicts the drug might be handled like alcohol.
“You know, you can’t come into the workplace tanked up. That’s bad,” he stated. “I don’t think there’s a protection for being high at work.”
An employer can state an worker is impaired, however they can not say on what with out additional authorized implications, in accordance with Mitchell.
Mitchell says corporations and workers alike are having extra considerations because the state makes an attempt to legalize marijuana.
“I think they’re going to say — even if it’s detected in your bloodstream, unless it’s having an actual effect in your working abilities — it’s not going to be a problem for the employee. It’s going to be a problem for the employer,” Mitchell stated.
The Connecticut House Speaker stated Tuesday the marijuana invoice continues to be underneath dialogue however could not come up once more till later this 12 months.
New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts have already legalized marijuana.