UIC Law Review


Tyler Duff


This legal dichotomy, the federal illegality and state legality, is the reason why Illinois, with its passing of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (“the CUA”), and its promises of protection for patients, may not prevent an employer from terminating an employee for marijuana use in compliance with the CUA. This comment provides that the CUA does not, and could not, provide registered users a viable cause of action for such discipline.