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Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on Marsh’s blog. Click here to read the original version.

Across the US, states have enacted laws legalizing marijuana for medical and, in some cases, recreational use. Employers must balance these recent changes to longstanding laws with their desire to maintain safe and drug-free workplaces. Legislation and recent court rulings generally support employers’ rights to keep marijuana out of the workplace, with some limits. As case law in this area evolves, risk professionals should stay abreast of developments, review existing workplace policies, and handle carefully any workers’ compensation or other insurance claims in which marijuana use may be a factor.

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