For years, marijuana’s classification at the federal level as a Schedule I controlled substance has been a major hurdle to the legal cannabis industry on a state level. Patients who use medical marijuana often face the risk of experiencing federal reprisals for taking part in an activity deemed legal by their home states and one that is geared towards improving their health and quality of life. Consequently, most federal organizations, which are required to adhere to federal policies, tend to deprive individuals who use state legal cannabis of certain benefits.
Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel doesn’t believe this should be the norm. In a brief prepared by her office, she argued that employers cannot use cannabis consumption as a reason to disqualify their employees from receiving unemployment benefits. This came after three cases regarding cannabis and unemployment benefits were brought before the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Commission. Each case featured an employee…
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