Will your employer permit medical cannabis?

In anticipation of the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program becoming fully operational this fall, some Stark County employers have reinforced drug-free policies or discussed giving employees leeway. Others have not yet broached the topic.

CANTON The state’s legalization of medical cannabis in 2016 did not require employers to change their drug policies.

So, in anticipation of the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program becoming fully operational this fall, some Stark County employers have reinforced drug-free policies or discussed giving employees leeway. Others have not yet broached the topic.

“You’ll have kind of a mix of reactions from businesses, and that’s consistent with what we see from other states,” said Thomas Rosenberger, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association of Ohio — a state affiliate of the national trade and advocacy organization.

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