Marijuana is big business and big news. Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton announced that she’d support medical marijuana, Whoopi Goldberg is starting a business with THC laced edibles marketed to women, theoretically for menstrual pain, and the FDA greenlighted double-blind trials for marijuana as a treatment for PTSD.
So, marijuana doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere soon, and it might have landed in your breakroom. And in some cases, the company even put it there. Good idea? Bad idea? Flat out, as an HR person, I’d tell you that you don’t want any mind altering substance (other than caffeine, and even that has some questionable effects) available on your property. Whether you allow your employees to drink alcohol or smoke marijuana or partake in Whoopi’s new PMS treats, you’re putting your company at risk.
If an employee gets in her car and crashes into someone else after getting high at work, the lawyers will be looking at your pockets.
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