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Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Minnesota

Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Brightmine Editorial Team


  • Minnesota employers may implement drug-free workplace policies. See Drugs and Alcohol.
  • Minnesota permits the use of medical cannabis by registered patients with a qualifying medical condition. See Medical Marijuana.
  • Employers may implement and enforce policies that prohibit the use, sale, possession, distribution, purchase and cultivation of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. See Drug and Alcohol Policies.
  • Employers may conduct drug and alcohol testing of employees, job applicants and independent contractors, but must comply with the Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
  • The Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act bans smoking in all places of employment. See Smoking.
  • Minnesota protects employees' use of lawful consumable products, such as alcohol and tobacco. See Off-Duty-Conduct.
  • Employers are required to post applicable signs indicating where smoking is prohibited and permitted. See Postings.
  • Employers are not required to have a smoking policy, but may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.