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  • CBD Oil

    CBD Oil: It’s Complicated

    (June 22, 2018)

    (Summer 2018) Products containing CBD oil are flooding the market. They’re being sold online, by health food stores, in vape shops and at some grocery stores. CBD oil is touted as somewhat of a cure-all for conditions from pain to anxiety, and it’s being added to a gamut of items from beauty products to beer. […]

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  • Marijuana Questions

    What’s the deal with marijuana anyway?

    (June 22, 2018)

    (Summer 2018, updated Spring 2019) Our society is at a tipping point of changing our relationship with our country’s most widely abused illegal drug – marijuana.  There are so many things moving so fast. It is hard to know what to think. More than an exercise in debate, marijuana’s ever-changing state is a real situation […]

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  • Opioid Epidemic Costs

    Understanding the opioid epidemic’s economic costs

    (June 22, 2018)

    (Summer 2018) The nation is in the midst of an opioid epidemic.  And let’s face it, its an expensive epidemic.  A recent report found that from 2001 to 2017 the opioid epidemic has cost one trillion dollars. That’s a one with 12 zeros – 1,000,000,000,000.  Or, put another way, converting the cost into seconds it […]

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  • Ohio Businesses Medical Marijuana

    Ohio Businesses’ Medical Marijuana Decision Impacted by Outside Forces

    (March 30, 2018)

    (Spring 2018) Ohio’s deadline for having its medical marijuana system up and running is September 8, 2018.  Before this date, employers need to determine and declare where their company stands in relation to allowing employees to use marijuana as medicine.*  Ohio employers may choose to prohibit or accommodate employee use.  And though challenging, there will […]

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  • Eight Elements

    Eight elements every drug-free workplace policy should include. Does yours?

    (March 30, 2018)

    (Spring 2018) The best approach for you, as an employer, to prevent and respond to alcohol and other drug issues in your workplace is to incorporate all five elements of a drug-free workplace program – policy/operations, employee education, supervisor training and employee assistance. Operating a drug-free workplace program requires you to navigate both legal issues […]

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