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A Marijuana in the Workplace Roundup for 4/20

April 20, 2021
A look at recent advice about how to deal with the perennial problem of cannabis consumption among employees.

Cannabis, or marijuana, is the most consumed illicit substance.

And now, roughly one in three Americans live in a state where cannabis is legal for either medical or adult-use (sometimes called recreational use).

That, combined with outdated policies and testing capabilities, have resulted in a hydra of concerns for companies caught between following the law and ensuring employee safety.

Here’s a roundup of recent articles on how to navigate these murky waters.

How to Keep Drugs Out of the Workplace

Changes in state laws mean employers must be careful when crafting anti-drug policies.

Read the article here.

Drug Testing in the Era of Marijuana Legalization

In a constantly changing legal landscape, employers must take care when creating a zero-tolerance policy.

Read the article here.

Should Employers Revise Drug Testing Policies to Consider Marijuana Legalization?

Pre-employment drug testing policies have been around since the 1980s. With marijuana legalization on the horizon, should companies reconsider testing methods?

Read the article here.

Dank Dilemma: The Unregulated CBD Market and Drug Testing

Workers and employers are in a hazy situation when it comes to untested CBD products.

Read the article here.

Making Roads Safe from Marijuana-Impaired Drivers

Trucking research group recommends ways to stem increasing threat to commercial drivers.

Read the full article here.

Moving Targets: The Shifting Nature of the Workforce Drug Problem

Safety and substance abuse policies that are preventive, rather than simply reactive, are a company’s best line of defense.

Read the full article here.  

About the Author

Nicole Stempak

Nicole Stempak is managing editor of EHS Today and conference content manager of the Safety Leadership Conference.

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