Many states have legalized, or are in the process of legalizing, the use of marijuana. While many people are sky high with joy, it is no laughing matter for employers. There are 23 states that have legalized marijuana for medical reasons. With these changes come real concerns for employers about how to manage employees who use marijuana.
When states first began to legalize marijuana, the prevailing opinion was that worker’s compensation systems would not pay for medical marijuana use, as it still remains illegal under the Federal Controlled Substance Act of 1970, The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and The Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991.
Risk Management Keys to dealing with Marijuana in the workplace
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