Marijuana and the Workplace: Issues, Impacts and Responsibilities
In this course, you are going to learn about marijuana, its effects on the individual, and the potential impact in the workplace. You will consider medical marijuana, the rights and obligations of employees and employers, and the intervention process as you deal proactively by having a comprehensive drug and alcohol policy.
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As more jurisdictions consider tolerating, decriminalizing, or even legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, and as more people are granted licenses for the medicinal use of the drug, the greater is the likelihood that marijuana use will impact any individual workplace. Employees under the influence of marijuana can create a host of workplace issues, from decreased productivity to safety hazards. The best approach for an employer is to be proactive to have a plan in place for preventing problems and responding to them if, and when, they occur.