Numerous states permit the use of medical marijuana, and two states – Colorado and Washington – have legalized it for recreational purposes. Some states, such as Minnesota and Arizona, have implemented laws restricting employers’ ability to fire employees who use medical marijuana on their own time.
The changing landscape associated with state-by-state “legalization” of marijuana use only adds to the confusion that employers already face in dealing with sometimes conflicting rules and regulations regarding drug testing and substance abuse.
Add in the increasing abuse of prescription drugs and the use of over-the-counter medications, and things can get very confusing.
The Safety Leadership Conference session “High Society: Substance Abuse Challenges in Today’s Workplace” offered the latest best practices to address these concerns.