Thursday, February 26, 2015

Prof. Brandeis interviewed by Alaska Dispatch News for article about marijuana and employment

Prof. Jason Brandeis, Legal Studies faculty in the Justice Center, was interviewed for a recent article in the Alaska Dispatch News about marijuana use and employment.  Because of the conflict between federal and state law regarding marijuana use, and because some Alaska employers receive federal funds which potentially brings them under the terms of the 1988 Drug-Free Workplace Act, Prof. Brandeis commented, " I imagine there will be some court cases that come out of this."

Read the article:
"With pot legal in Alaska, can you still get fired for failing a drug test?" by Michelle Therriault Boots. Alaska Dispatch News, 23 Feb 2015.

Prof. Brandeis teaches courses on American government, constitutional law and civil liberties, and is a frequent speaker on constitutional law and other legal issues. Prof. Brandeis also maintains a private law practice through which he provided legal representation in administrative agency proceedings for the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska.