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Tawny Alvarez Quoted in FleetOwner.com Article on Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

September 18, 2017

Tawny Alvarez's presentation on medical marijuana in the workplace, and its specific impact on the trucking industry, at a NationaLease meeting is summarized in a September 18 article published on FleetOwner.com entitled "Medical Marijuana and the Workplace." In her presentation, Tawny highlighted the difficult position many employers, including in the trucking industry, have dealing with employees who use medicinal marijuana. She stresses that the ambiguity surrounding state vs. federal law and the difficulty employers have proving impairment creates a murky situation in which employers should consult an attorney before attempting to deal with such employees.

Read "Medical Marijuana and the Workplace" on FleetOwner.com.

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