Reefer Madness at the Court of Appeals

December 9, 2005
Among the challenging issues for Oregon courts in the last decade is the question of whether, and to what extent, employers must accommodate employees who are legally using marijuana for disabling medical conditions such as cancer, glaucoma, AIDS or chronic pain. Earlier this year, in Washburn v. Columbia Forest Products, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that employers may be required to accommodate otherwise disabled employees who are legally using medical marijuana under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (MMA). This article explains how employers will be impacted.