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Marijuana: Many employers are rethinking their stances as laws shift

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After November’s elections, recreational marijuana could be legal in nearly half the country.

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The decisions in Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota will come just a few weeks after the Biden administration said it would pardon thousands of people with federal felony convictions for simple marijuana possession.

With the landscape around marijuana evolving across the nation -- and coinciding with the rise of remote work that disperses a company’s talent across the nation -- experts say employers need to stay abreast of marijuana law changes and update their policies to avoid running afoul of shifting laws.

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Employment law attorneys say many companies are softening their stance on marijuana or tweaking drug-testing policies.

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