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Holi-daze: SHRM's Legal Marijuana Survey

Dear reader, the powers that be at Blog HQ have decreed that all posts between now and next Friday adhere to a holiday theme. So while you're celebrating with seasonally appropriate herbs, consider the results of the survey from the Society for Human Resource Management concerning employer drug policies in states that have legalized medical and/or recreational use of marijuana.

Some of the numbers from SHRM's study, available here:

  • 82% of respondents in states allowing recreational and medical use have zero tolerance for use while working, regardless of the reason. 11% made exceptions for medical use (with potentially applicable restrictions);
  • 29% percent of respondents in jurisdictions allowing recreational and medical use said they had modified their substance use policy since legalization. While that may not be too surprising, 37% of all respondents indicated that their policies are now actually more restrictive in terms of imposing discipline for marijuana use;
  • 44% of all respondents said that their companies do not hire recreational marijuana users.
Topics: Drugs in the Workplace, Marijuana, SHRM