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Risky Business: Medical marijuana causing pains for HR managers

Risky Business: Medical marijuana causing pains for HR managers

It’s the job description, not the drug that really matters

September 9, 2014
by Rick Geller

The trucking industry has been presented with another minefield to navigate: employees being prescribed medical marijuana as a pain management drug. But this particular minefield contains a red-herring trap that promises to snare unprepared carriers.

There is an element out there that is determined to use this issue as a political plank in the moral and legal battles over whether or not marijuana should be legalized. So we hear arguments about how it’s not as potent or strong as “real” marijuana; how it’s prescribed by doctors; how it comes in different forms for ease of use; how it’s only used outside of work hours; how the effects are individual and not general, and on and on.

Carriers need to sidestep all of the rhetoric and avoid the urge to manage this issue solely through their drug and alcohol policy.

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