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Legal marijuana buds in California. (Photo: InFootage/Shutterstock) Legal marijuana buds in California. (Photo: InFootage/Shutterstock)

When it comes to maintaining a drug- and alcohol-free workplace, most employers have a strict zero-tolerance policy that requires employees to regularly submit to alcohol and drug tests. However, given that recreational and medical marijuana (MMJ) is legal in many states and tetrahydrocannabinol can remain in the user’s system anywhere between one and seven days, can an employee who has a workplace injury and tests positive for marijuana be denied workers’ compensation benefits?

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