Workplace Issues

  • Employees who fall under Federal guidelines such as the Department ofTransportation’stestingregulationsareprohibitedfromusingmarijuanain any form.
  • THC is stored in the body fat and is slowly released over time. Since it is retained in the fat, an employee can test positive many days after use.
  • Many employers also have work rules requiring the employee to disclose if he or she is taking any sedating medications that could impact his or her ability to work safely. This rule would apply even in states that have approved the medicinal use of marijuana.
  • The use of marijuana definitely would cause fitness-for-duty concerns.

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