CANNABIS@WORK: Employee Assistance Professionals Tool Kit

Marijuana is no longer just an issue for employers in a few states. As marijuana use, both medicinal and recreational, continues to become legally accepted in the U.S., and it may ultimately be removed as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act. This will change how employers approach Cannabis at work. Several major societal trends are converging to make cannabis in the workplace one of the biggest challenges facing employers and employee assistance (EA) professionals.

The Objective
 This is the first in a series of publications intended to give EA professionals information to assist their companies and clients. We recognize that this is rapidly shifting territory, so this is a snapshot of the state of cannabis in the workplace in the Fall of 2017. The Tool Kit is organized in sections starting with the foundation of employer policies. Areas addressed are 
 1) Employer Policy, 
 2) Safety, 
 3) Compliance, 
 4) Productivity, 
 5) Flexibility, 
 6) Legislation and Litigation, and 
 7) Employee Rights. 

This first installment covers policy issues and safety concerns. We encourage all EA professionals to use the info in these first two sections of the Toolkit to help you assist your organizations navigate the complex and challenging area of Cannabis@Work.

Download the toolkit.