Current through L. 2023, c. 9.
Section 24:6I-51 - Licensee and consumer protectionsa. Except as otherwise set forth in section 48 of P.L. 2021, c. 16(C.24:6I-42) with respect to employers, employment actions, and employment policies, individuals, and licensed cannabis establishments, distributors, and delivery services shall not be subject to arrest, prosecution, or penalty in any manner, or denied any right or privilege, including but not limited to civil liability or disciplinary action by a business, occupational, or professional licensing board or bureau, solely for conduct permitted under P.L. 2021, c. 16(C.24:6I-31 et al.).b. The presence of cannabinoid metabolites in the bodily fluids of a person engaged in conduct permitted under P.L. 2021, c. 16(C.24:6I-31 et al.): (1) with respect to a student, tenant, or employee, other than as set forth in section 48 of P.L. 2021, c. 16(C.24:6I-52), shall not form the basis for refusal to enroll or employ or lease to or otherwise penalize that person, unless failing to do so would put the school, employer, or landlord in violation of a federal contract or cause it to lose federal funding;(2) with respect to a patient, shall not constitute the use of an illicit substance resulting in denial of medical care, including organ transplant, and a patient's use of cannabis items may only be considered with respect to evidence-based clinical criteria; and(3) with respect to a parent or legal guardian of a child or newborn infant, or a pregnant woman, shall not form the sole or primary basis for any action or proceeding by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, or any successor agencies; provided, however, that nothing in this paragraph shall preclude any action or proceeding by the division based on harm or risk of harm to a child or the use of information on the presence of cannabinoid metabolites in the bodily fluids of any person in any action or proceeding.Added by L. 2021, c. 16,s. 47, eff. 2/22/2021.