Marijuana in the Workplace

How to address and manage marijuana use in the workplace

In recent years, a number of states have legalized medical marijuana, and a growing number now permit recreational marijuana use as well. However, marijuana use remains illegal under federal law.

Employees who use marijuana may have increased inattention, increased absenteeism and tardiness, and may be less efficient or productive in performing job-related tasks. Moreover, drug-related accidents and injuries may lead to increased insurance costs and premiums, increased workers' compensation claims and reduced profits.

This guide will walk you through the federal and state laws with key tips to address and manage employees and applicants who may use marijuana for medical or recreational purposes, including:

  • What laws apply to your particular workplace
  • Determining your drug testing policy
  • How to handle drug test results
  • Whether you need to accommodate off-duty medical marijuana use by an individual with a qualified disability
  • And moreā€¦

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