Larry Mantle

The California Chamber of Commerce says Proposition 19 would allow workers to smoke pot on the job

The legal analysis from the Chamber is the latest claim about what would happen if marijuana was legalized in California.  The Chamber claims that Prop 19 carves out a special exception for marijuana that would keep employers from mandating bans on toking in the workplace.

On Friday morning's AirTalk, we heard from both sides, including the initiative's proponents.  The Prop 19 rep said it was absurd to interpret the initiative as allowing workers to get high on the job.  He argued that the reference to employee protections was to keep companies from firing workers simply because they sometimes got high at home.

The initiative specifically states that employers can act against workers whose marijuana use interferes with their abilities to do their jobs.  Do you think that's sufficient protection for employers? 

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