Clearing the Air on Marijuana

is the title of a March 24, 2019, Safety+Health Magazine article by Susan Vargas. Vargas discusses the shifting, conflicting laws that put employers and safety pros in a challenging position. Twenty-five years ago, marijuana was illegal throughout the United States. Today, the drug – made from dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant – is legal for medicinal use in 33 states and for recreational use in 10 states, plus the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. This trend toward legalization shows no sign of stopping. The growing prevalence of marijuana legality and use means that even if employers and safety professionals are not confronting the issue now, chances are they will be soon. All of the complexity and confusion swirling around marijuana points to the need for employers to set (and consistently enforce) clear, detailed and well-thought-out policies. Click HERE to read the full article.

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