Legal Marijuana Shouldn’t Mean Dazed and Confused Workers!
Starting on January 1 consumers will be able to buy marijuana for recreational use from licensed sellers. Pot users will no longer need to worry about fines or jail time – but employees will need to pay attention to their employers’ policies about drug screenings and the use of cannabis at work.
Employers should consider how they want to handle the legalization of cannabis in terms of workplace policies, written guidelines and staff training on the many issues that employers will be facing. Employers should take the time to review Section 10-50 of the “Illinois Cannabis Control Act” to see what protections they do and do not have. Among these are: