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Employers Scramble To Establish Marijuana Policies

The federal government says there is no such thing as “medical” marijuana. Despite that, an increasing number of states have legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, and a couple, so far, have okayed recreational use of marijuana for adults.

In the medical context, doctors often prescribe marijuana to manage chronic pain, and those patients must register in a confidential patient database. Registration triggers issuance of registry identification cards so recipients avoid criminal liability. Because many such patients are in the workforce, however, employers need to be aware of existing medical marijuana laws and pending legislation in each state where they employ workers.

Source: Forbes. Read full article. (link)

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    The federal employee saying that is just not telling the truth. He needs to be named and shamed.

    As late Democratic senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
former ambassador and presidential adviser renown for his scholarly intellect said:

    "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."

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