Employees may have finally seen a reprieve in the battle between federal and state cannabis law after a Nevada judge overturned a Las Vegas Police Department ban on marijuana consumption among its staff. Although more than two dozen states have passed either medical or recreational cannabis legislation, federal law still classifies it as a Schedule I drug. That may change in the near future. Meanwhile, employees living in legal cannabis markets often find themselves penalized by their bosses for consuming cannabis during personal hours. According to a ruling by a Las Vegas district judge, a former LVPD officer should not have faced the threat of losing his job after he failed a THC test. Former officer Stuart Bowman resigned in lieu of being fired after off-duty cannabis use led to a failed drug test. He then sued the LAPD arguing that he shouldn’t be penalized for indulging in state-legal activities during his private time and that the LVPD’s zero-tolerance policy for cannabis is untenable. Judge Kathleen Delaney agreed, ruling that the police department’s zero-tolerance cannabis policy was indeed untenable.
CannabisNewsWire, 08/24/2021 04:20:00