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REPORT: Ohio employers can fire employees who use medical marijuana

Posted: 5:30 PM, May 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-04 14:05:41-04
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio employers can fire employees who use medical marijuana or refuse to hire applicants who use it, according to a report by News 5's media partners at the Columbus Dispatch .

Although medical marijuana is legal in Ohio, it's illegal at the federal level and employers are still testing for it.

Employees are unable to sue their employers if they are fired for using medical marijuana and are not eligible for unemployment if fired from a drug-free workplace.

An employee is not allowed to work on a federal contract if they test positive for any drug, including medical marijuana.

Medical marijuana was legalized in Ohio in September 2016.

Ohio's first dispensary opened on January 16 in Wintersville, Ohio.

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