Dealing With the Dilemma of Medical Marijuana Users at Work

Source: Steve Albrecht, HR News, Vol. 80 no. 8, August 2014
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Establishing clear and permanent boundaries between what public-sector employees do on the job and in their personal lives is a difficult, ongoing challenge. Issues arise regarding the use of social media, agency-issued cell phones, work vehicles and, now, marijuana in localities where it is permitted for health or recreational purposes. Many of the problems can be solved, but offduty marijuana use, especially by individuals with medical marijuana prescriptions, has proved particularly intractable…