Up in Smoke: Association Management Issues in the Age of Marijuana Legalization

More than 60 percent of American states have legalized some form of marijuana since 1996, and the legislatures in many of the holdouts have recently considered doing so. Those states with legal marijuana have seen it rapidly commoditized, with new businesses such as delivery services cropping up and becoming a part of homeowners’ daily lives.

Not surprisingly, the proliferation of pot has begun to have repercussions for community association managers, both as property managers and employers. Whether you live in a state where marijuana is fully legal, partially legal, or on the cusp of some degree of legalization, you need to know what that means on the ground.

This Special Report takes an in-depth look at some of the most pressing marijuana-related issues for community association managers and their clients and provides expert guidance on how to mitigate the associated risks.

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Table of Contents

  • A Message from the President
  • The Current Legalization Landscape
  • 3 Ways to Regulate Marijuana Use in the Governing Documents
  • Management Issues: How To Enforce Your Pot Policy and Manage Inevitable Complaints
  • Accommodation Issues: Must an Association Allow the Use of Medical Marijuana?
  • Marijuana Use by Employees: Off-Duty, On-Duty, and Zero-Tolerance Policies

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