Marijuana Legalization is controversial debate in the United States whether it is for recreational use or medicinal purposes it’s a complex area for businesses to understand and mange. As the wave of Marijuana Legalization continues employers are unsure how to enforce their current drug-free workplace policies, testing guidelines, administer consequences or educate the workforce. We are experts in the debate and leading the charge to help employers ensure safety and find balance with state laws. Our team of experts will help educate the workplace, train Supervisors to recognize the problem and enforce the policy, develop policy and procedure guidelines, answer questions, and provide updates as changes continue to emerge. Marijuana Legalization coming to Ohio
Ohio HB 523 is a legislative bill designed to decriminalize Medical Marijuana for twenty medical conditions has passed both the Ohio House and Senate. The bill now sits on Governor Kasich's desk to be signed into law.
The summary of the bill restricts both home cultivation smoking Marijuana but, would grant access to products such as cannabis concentrates, tinctures, edibles, transdermal patches and vaporization. The bill also, limits the THC levels for plant materials are capped at 35% and extracts will be capped at 75% THC.
Once the law takes effects three agencies will be responsible for overseeing the medical marijuana program: The Ohio Department of Commerce, Ohio Board of Pharmacy and Ohio State Medical Board.
More insight on the legalization of Marijuana and the impact on your Drug-Free
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) denies two petitions to reclassify Marijuana as a less dangerous drug. Therefore Marijuana will remain a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance meaning it has no medical value and remains an illegal drug.
Marijuana Legalization in Ohio
As Employers are preparing for the HB 523 to go into effect on September 8th, Employers need to take steps to prohibit Marijuana use, possession or distribution. Let our team help guide the process. Here are the critical steps employers need to take:
- Drug-Free Workplace Policy - this is a MUST if your policy has not been updated we encourage you to update it today.
- Employee Education - this is an opportunity to ensure your message is loud and clear. We've created the Marijuana Won't Work Here customized posters and door clings to help. Call us today (844)3MARBLES
- Supervisor training is critical element to recognize and deal with an issue in the workplace.
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