Marijuana in the Workplace
In March, Philip Griego shared his expertise on how to deal with marijuana in the workplace at a breakfast hosted by the Gavilan Employer Advisory Council. Due to the recent laws legalizing the recreational and medical use of marijuana, employers are interested in how this would affect their workplace and what options are available to them. Roseann Hernandez-Cattani covered this speech in the Gilroy Dispatch.
“Marijuana may be legal in California, but to federal officials it’s as illegal as cocaine, warned Philip Griego, an attorney who briefed Gilroy business people on marijuana in the workplace Wednesday.
“We could not have imagined states and cities would pass ordinances to not just decriminalize but legalize the recreational and medical use of marijuana,” Griego told a packed house at the breakfast meeting hosted by the Gavilan Employer Advisory Council at the Hilton Garden Inn. “But there are some issues you need to be aware of as employers and employees. Marijuana is the equivalent of snorting cocaine as far as the federal government is concerned and has no medical benefit.”
According to the 1970 Federal Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug, the same as Heroin or LSD…”
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