New Year—new, easier access to cannabis in California. As of Jan. 1, Californians have been able to purchase recreational marijuana legally under state law. They’re free to use it in their home and other private spaces.

But the vibe isn’t as easygoing in the Golden State’s workplaces. It’s still within an employer’s legal rights to fire an employee for using marijuana, on or off the job, and to decline to hire someone whose pre-employment drug screening produces positive tests for cannabis.

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