While employers in states with legal cannabis may not want employees to show up to work high, almost half of cannabis users have admitted that they’ve gone to work high, according to new survey results.
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DENVER, Feb. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The fact that 190 million Americans now live in states where marijuana has been legalized to some degree is raising a number of questions and issues about how to integrate the American workforce and marijuana consumers rights in regards to drug testing.
These new laws make pot legal in some form in more than half the country—28 states. Meanwhile, it remains illegal under federal law creating a gray area for companies to maneuver through.
A new study has found that more than half of Americans will change their opinion on using marijuana depending on how tight or relaxed regulations are in their state.
On Sept. 8, 2016, researchers at Stanford announced that they have developed a device that they believe can quickly measure marijuana intoxication in drivers.
When FDA barriers change, regulations deal fortune to some and hardship to others. On March 4, 2016, at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco, Stephen Goldner, Senior Forensic Toxicologist at Quantum 9, a cannabis consulting and technology firm, addressed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s role in regulating the cannabis industry in life after legalization.
Two days before Christmas, on Dec. 23, 2015, Eugene resident Michael Hirsch was fired from his job as a senior programmer and systems analyst with Lane County in Oregon. He was let go as a result of testing positive for marijuana use—medical marijuana use.
On Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, the International Paralympic Committee announced that it has suspended Alexander Zverev, a Russian Paralympic sprinter, for violating a rule of the World Anti-Doping Agency.
In Washington, the state legislature has recently passed HB 1276, a bill aimed at preventing driving under the influence of marijuana.
While drug testing is not new, the legalization of recreational marijuana in states like Washington, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska has added a question mark for some employees.
If Brandon Coats, the quadriplegic who was fired solely because of off-duty legal medical marijuana use at his home in Colorado, had lived and worked in New York, would his job have been protected?
Testing for employee marijuana use in Washington, D.C., is riddled with gray area now that recreational marijuana is legal under Initiative 71.
More than half of Americans report that they have tried marijuana. What does this mean for zero-tolerance workplaces?
In the days leading up to the College Football Playoff National Championship, controversy arose as two Oregon Ducks players were suspended for one year by the National Collegiate Athletic Association because they tested positive for marijuana.
The growing acceptance of medical (and, to a lesser extent, of recreational) marijuana use state by state has added a few extra degrees to the temperature of the stove beneath a long-simmering issue in U.S. employer-employee relations.
When The New York Times published an editorial endorsing the legalization of marijuana, it was like the shot heard around the world. The article, and the subsequent series of editorials that followed, shook up the cannabis debate across the country.