Would a medical marijuana license come up in a background check done by a public school district?

Asked on September 14, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You registration is a public record and ther is a web-based registry intended to allow law enforcement and the public to verify the validity of qualified patient or caregiver's card as authorization to possess, grow, transport and/or use Medical Marijuana in California.  To facilitate the verification of authorized cardholders, the verification database is available on the internet. Technially it is a prescription, correct, and precriptions are not part of a background check.  But you can see how the information can be obtained anyway.  It is also my understanding that an employer has a right to fire you in California for using marijuana medically. And if you use it regularly wouldn't it come up if a drug test is required (which it probably is)?  You decide.  Good luck.

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