It took New Jersey some time to finally get their new, legal cannabis industry up and running. Now that it is, some politicians feel that workplace safety could be an issue, and have introduced legislation to establish workplace safety laws in light of legalization.
Senator Paul Sarlo, a Democrat, introduced this legislation in order to make sure that cannabis laws would not negatively impact workers or employees while they are on the job. His goal is to promote workplace safety and keep things up to state and federal standards in order to ensure there are no negative impacts from legalization.
“Now that recreational marijuana use has been legalized we need to take additional steps to protect both employees and employers in jobs where safety standards are needed. There are state and federal rules for regulated industries and professions that need to be brought into conformance with marijuana legalization so that workers and others aren’t put at risk,” said Sarlo, who also acts as chairman of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. “I have been outspoken on this issue and am now following through with legislation.”
If passed, this proposal would make sure that use of cannabis or alcohol are still