The 2014 midterm elections did more than just make paid sick leave benefits mandatory and increase minimum wage; ballot measures also approved recreational use of marijuana in various states and regions.

Despite marijuana remaining an illegal drug under Schedule I of the federal Controlled Substance Act, Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia joined Colorado and Washington as legally allowing for the recreational use of the drug. For employers, these new state laws likely won’t have big implications, although they may want to review their workplace policies, say legal experts.

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