Yes, it is true that the state of Alaska has legalized the use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. However, this has no effect on employment laws. The new law explicitly states that it is not intended to require employers to permit the consumption, possession, transfer, growth or sale of marijuana at the place of employment, nor is it intended to affect employer policies restricting marijuana use. In other words, you cannot bring this substance to work, use at work, or come to work impaired with marijuana in your system. Just like alcohol, which is also legal, if you are impaired or get hurt because you are impaired and test positive, your employer may discipline you with a suspension and/or termination. Most companies have a zero tolerance for any use of marijuana on or off the job. If you have any questions, please check your company policy.
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