Can I Lose My Job For Marijuana In Las Vegas?
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Can I Lose My Job For Marijuana In Las Vegas?

Now that marijuana is legal in Las Vegas due to the fact that in 2017 it was legalized for recreational use in Nevada, questions abound about different legal aspects of marijuana use.  Certain things are clear, any adult in Nevada who has an identification card showing that they are more than 21 years of age can purchase up to 1 ounce of marijuana from a licensed dispensary.  If you hold a medical marijuana card, you can purchase up to 2 ounces of marijuana at a time, and you only have to be 18 years old to do it.  You are allowed to transport the marijuana in your car as long as it remains within the sealed container that is provided by the dispensary.  It isn’t allowed to be within arm’s reach while you were operating the motor vehicle, and it isn’t allowed to be around anyone under age.  You’re allowed to smoke and use marijuana products in your private residence or in the private residence of other people.  You’re not allowed to use marijuana products and public, nor are you allowed to use marijuana products in casinos.  Some hotels allow marijuana usage in their smoking rooms, but these are generally not connected to strip properties.  There is a large amount of people who were coming to Las Vegas every month specifically to use legal marijuana.  These people need to know the rules so as not to get in trouble while they’re here.  One of the more common reasons for arrest over the course of the last year in Las Vegas has been DUI due to marijuana usage.  While the rules are clear is far as how much you can have in your system, it is difficult to judge that amount in many circumstances due to the fact that it stays in your system for longer than most people realize.  Long after you stop feeling high, there is still enough marijuana in your system to give you a DUI.  If you do get arrested on a marijuana charge, make sure you contact the specialized marijuana lawyer immediately.

One of the common questions that is asked of marijuana lawyers is if an employer is allowed to discriminate against you for legal marijuana usage.  As of this year Governor Sisolak has signed into law AB 132, which prohibits employers from solely using a positive test for marijuana to refuse employment.  Employers are still allowed to utilize random drug tests for both existing employees and prospective employees, but they’re not allowed to use a positive test for marijuana to specifically deny hiring someone.  After the law takes effect, anyone who feels that they were discriminated against due to their marijuana usage can utilize the court system for justice.  Employers are encouraged to update their employee handbooks and regulations to specifically include the information as far as the company’s tolerance of marijuana.  Employers are allowed to discriminate against marijuana users if it would potentially impact their job performance.  This is going to make it difficult to prove that you were discriminated against unfairly due to your legal marijuana usage.  While the bill is aimed to curb the stigma that surrounds the use of legal marijuana, it is still going to be problematic for people to use the system to their advantage due to the fact that marijuana is still not legal on a Federal level.  While you have a clearer options as far as use of marijuana in Las Vegas, it is still difficult to prove that you were discriminated against.  The best advice is to find out the marijuana policy of the employer before applying for any job.