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HR Current Topic: Marijuana and the Workplace

Medical marijuana is legal in more than half the states and the District of Columbia (D.C.), and the recreational use of marijuana is legal in many. Yet, federal law still identifies marijuana as an illegal drug. In this course, you will learn about the importance of creating and communicating clear workplace policies that address employee drug use. You will also learn to identify signs that an employee might be impaired and how to address those concerns when they come up. You will have the opportunity to explore the legal status of marijuana in your state.

This course grants 0.15 CEUs for successful completion. Students have 90 days from the day they are granted access to complete this course.

Please note: Access to this course will be granted as soon as possible but may take up to 1 business day
After this class, you will be able to:

  • Define and identify "safety-sensitive" jobs
  • Understand zero-tolerance policies for drug use in the workplace
  • Explain key components of second chance agreements
  • Understand the reasons employees use marijuana for medical reasons
  • Describe the responsibilities towards employees with medical marijuana cards
  • Explain how and when to use drug tests for employees
  • Identify the symptoms of marijuana-related impairment
  • Explain the steps taken for an employee suspected of impairment
  • Describe how to encourage employees to participate in Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
  • Identify the Federal acts that affect marijuana impairment in the workplace
  • Understand how to formulate an effective workplace drug policy given an employer's responsibilities and evolving legislation

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About the Course

Emory Continuing Education is proud to offer this course in partnership with MindEdge.