Marijuana Legalization and Scaffold Law

The Construction Exchange joined a statewide coalition in a letter to the Governor and senior leadership advocating for Scaffold Law reform as part of the push to legalize recreational marijuana. Impairment from marijuana use poses serious risks to jobsite safety and amplifies the reasons why Scaffold Law’s absolute liability standard is detrimental to the construction industry. At the very least, a contractor should be able to defend themselves if the injured worker is found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Click here for the letter.

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