How Will Companies Treat Employees Using Medical Marijuana?

Jun 11, 2018

With Ohio's medical marijuana program scheduled to go into effect later this year, questions are being raised about how companies will treat employees and potential employees who use marijuana as medicine. 

Are workers with conditions covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protected if they use marijuana recommended by a physician? Can employers enforce drug testing and zero-tolerance drug policies? Are companies allowed to consider job applicants' use of medical marijuana in their hiring process?  

Joining "Cincinnati Edition" to discuss medical marijuana and employer and employee rights are Strategic HR, Inc. Director of Client Relations Cathleen Snyder; partner with the Vorys law firm, Andrew Kaplan; and Marijuana Business Daily reporter Lisa Bernard-Kuhn.