Just under one year from today, employers in the Nation’s Capital will be prohibited from disciplining or terminating employees for marijuana use or a positive marijuana test. In addition, employers will not be able to reject a job applicant as well because of a positive marijuana test. Thanks to the Cannabis Employment Protections Amendment Act of 2022, which was signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser on July 13, employers will be required within 60 days of the July 13, 2023 effective date to notify their employees of their new rights under the law, as well as whether or not their position is designated “safety sensitive” (which is a specific exemption from the law), and all the employer’s protocols for drug and alcohol testing. Subsequently, employers will also be required to provide the same information to all employees each year as well as to all new hires. Of course, the protections do not apply to an employee using marijuana during working hours.