In 2016, Gov. Tom Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program into law, adding the Commonwealth to a list of 24 U.S. states with similar statutes. Though this program is a step in the fight for access to more pain management therapies, it also causes confusion among employers that are required to abide by the law – especially construction companies.
How to protect your company:
• Pay attention to contracts – federal contracts may prohibit medical marijuana use.
• Evaluate employee roles – can employees perform job duties while using medical marijuana?
• Ensure company policies on drug use, drug testing and accommodations address prescribed marijuana use.