Employers won a big victory Thursday in the ongoing fight over medical marijuana.
The Oregon Supreme Court ruled that employers no longer need to accommodate workers who legally use medical marijuana.
That means employers can terminate workers with medical marijuana cards who fail drug tests.
The ruling settled more than a decade of debate about the legal rights of employers when it comes to legal marijuana use.
“If a person shows a medical marijuana card, it’s no longer a get-out-of-jail-free card,” said Rich Meneghello, managing partner at the law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP, who represents employers.
Oregon voters legalized the use of medical marijuana in 1998. The law has been the subject of numerous legal challenges since then.