The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act prohibits employers from discriminating against applicants or employees in hiring, termination, or by imposing any term or condition of employment or otherwise penalizing a person based on either:
• The person's status as a registered medical marijuana patient/cardholder, or
• A registered qualifying patient's positive drug test for marijuana components or metabolites, unless the patient used, possessed, or was impaired by marijuana on the premises of the place of employment or during the hours of employment.
The law provides an exception if compliance would cause an employer to lose a monetary or licensing benefit under federal law or regulations (AZ Rev. Stat. Sec. 36-2813).