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Contractors Search for Clarity Amid Changing Pot Laws

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Twenty-one states plus Washington, D.C., will have recreational marijuana laws on the books by the end of the year.

The number of states with legalized recreational marijuana is growing. 

Rhode Island and New York started allowing sales in late 2022. Connecticut followed in January. Maryland’s law will change to allow recreational use in July. That brings the total number of states that have legalized recreational use to 21, plus Washington, D.C. 

The legal changes have put some contractors on edge: How can they keep their jobsites safe? How do they detect onsite use? How much of their employees’ substance use can they influence? 

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