Although cannabis is illegal under federal law, at least 30 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for medical use and ten states, as well as D.C., have legalized it for recreational use—a dichotomy that presents a unique and complex challenge for employers. Fox Rothschild’s Cannabis Law and Employment Law attorneys have been on the forefront of these issues in multiple states, particularly in Pennsylvania.

Check out our latest thoughts and practical tips for employers in Pennsylvania (and elsewhere) in the recent issue of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section Newsletter:

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana – Challenges and Opportunities in the Workplace, by Joseph McNelis and Joshua Horn. A link to the article can be found here, courtesy of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section.

You can also read a more in-depth analysis of questions at the intersection of legal cannabis and Employment Law in our White Paper on the subject, “Employment Compliance in the Age of Legalized Marijuana.”

Joseph McNelis works in Fox Rothschild’s Blue Bell, PA office and focuses his practice on labor and employment matters. Joe also tracks legal developments in the cannabis industry in Pennsylvania and nationwide. Joe can be contacted at 610-397-2332 or