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This post was contributed by Freeborn & Peters LLP Partner Rachel Atterberry

State laws that authorize medical marijuana use directly conflict with federal disability discrimination laws and parallel state statutes. Employees who seek permission to use medical marijuana as an accommodation for a disability may have accommodation rights under state statutes but not under disability laws. Rachel Atterberry, a member of the Litigation Practice Group and Freeborn’s Transportation Team comments on the interplay between medical marijuana and disability laws in the article “Attention Employers: Accommodating Marijuana Use Is A Cloudy Issue.”