There is no conclusive evidence that marijuana helps with chronic pain and PTSD. So states a 20-year study. Why are we highlighting this study that can be found here?
We want to make employers and the public aware of the dangers resulting from making it legal. If the substance does not do what is alleged to do, then there is no good reason for its use in the community in general and in the workplace in particular.
There is plenty of evidence that people on it are in your workforce and driving on our streets and are causing accidents, hurting people and jeopardizing your organization’s reputation.
Employers, in particular, should be aware of the results of this study in hope of encouraging them to bring this information to the attention of their state legislators. Employees under the effects of this substance are more likely to make mistakes and have accidents. This article, Prevent Marijuana from Being Cause of a Workplace Accident, highlights this situation.
The public should be aware of the dangers of legalized marijuana. For example, recently Tazewell County, Virginia released a study detailing that teens are more likely to smoke marijuana and drive than drink and drive. The study, focusing on teens in the county over the past 30 days, zeroed in on marijuana use in the county and what has changed over the past few years.
And the Washington Post recently published an article “What marijuana legalization did to car accident rates”.
We encourage employers to petition their state legislatures to at least allow them to take necessary action to remove individuals under the influence of marijuana from their workplace.
All it takes for a workforce associate to be injured by another associate in the workplace is for employers to do nothing.
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