The recent election cycle saw four more states vote to legalize recreational marijuana. California, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts now join Colorado, Alaska, Washington state, Oregon, plus Washington, D.C., where it’s perfectly okay for those 21 and over to smoke weed. What does this acceptance mean for employers in the construction and service trades? Pot stays in the blood stream for an extended time. Can a business owner still fire an employee who fails a drug test, even if that drug is now legal? Could they face a wrongful-termination lawsuit if they do? This is all uncharted territory for the most part, but there are some clear lines that can be drawn, reports Pool & Spa News, a sister publication to JLC.

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