Medical marijuana and it’s use in the workplace

I get asked about medical marijuana and use in the workplace regularly.  I get asked about marijuana more frequently now that Oregon has approved recreational marijuana.  I came across an article on it, and thought it was time to post on the issue.

Here is a link to a discussion about marijuana (medical or recreational) in the workplace.  It is worth a read to understand some of the issues.  THC, the active ingredient in marijuana lingers in the body for a long time.  People can test positive long after the effects have gone away.  People need to remember that this drug is still illegal under Federal law.

https://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2016/12/05/275341.htm

 

Here are links to a couple of Oregon cases if you want to read some of the Court’s reasoning.  The cases are not too recent, and are in the context of employment discrimination.

 

http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us/docs/A116664.htm

 

http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us/docs/A130422.htm

2016-12-16T11:09:00+00:00