Why Medical Marijuana Can Still Get You Fired in Illinois

Although the Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act prohibits employers from discriminating against a marijuana patient, the act permits companies to drug test, enforce zero-tolerance policies, and discipline qualifying patients for violations. The Illinois law does not protect patients from being fired for failing a drug test. Employers can accommodate a worker’s medical marijuana use, but they are not required to do so. The Illinois Human Rights Act and Americans with Disabilities Act both exclude use of marijuana and other Schedule I (illegal) drugs from protection.

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By Alexia Elejalde–Ruiz, Chicago Tribune