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Quarterly Newsletter

  • Taking Action on Your Company’s Stand on Medical Marijuana

    Taking Action on Your Company’s Stance on Medical Marijuana

    (December 14, 2018)

    (Winter 2018) Ohio’s law legalizing marijuana as medicine (Ohio HB 523) passed over two years ago. Grow sites were approved, production and product testing facilities were selected, doctors were certified to recommend marijuana, and 57 locations across the state were given licenses to dispense the drug. But the original deadline for everything to be up […]

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  • The Rise of a New Drug(s) of Choice

    The Rise of a New Drug(s) of Choice

    (December 14, 2018)

    (Winter 2018) Employers, beware and keep your drug-free workplace program operations broad-focused and vigilant. As the headlines, government and community efforts have sharply focused on the devastation of opiates, semi-synthetics, heroin and fentanyl (the opioid epidemic), there are other workplace culprits quietly taking a solid hold. Cocaine and methamphetamine are the second and third highest-ranking […]

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  • 19 Drug-Free Workplace Tips for 2019

    19 Drug-Free Workplace Tips for 2019

    (December 14, 2018)

    (Winter 2018) Tis the season of lists. Shopping lists … gift lists … to do lists … resolutions … goals … you get the point. But even though we tend to have a lot of lists in our lives, they are there because they help keep information organized, are easy to review and reference and, […]

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  • Out With a Bang!

    Out With a Bang! Working for you in 2018

    (December 14, 2018)

    (Winter 2018) Who can believe it is almost 2019? Where has the year gone? Between the time we all rang in 2018, until now, we have been hard at work keeping tabs on drug-free workplace issues and trends to make sure we can provide the best possible service to you. We’ve traveled near and far […]

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  • ARE YOU READY? DELAY IN OHIO’S MARIJUANA LAW GIVES EMPLOYERS TIME TO PREPARE

    ARE YOU READY? DELAY IN OHIO’S MARIJUANA LAW GIVES EMPLOYERS TIME TO PREPARE

    (September 21, 2018)

    (Fall 2018) The intended date for Ohio’s new medical marijuana law to be fully operational has come and gone. While the delay is likely frustrating for patients waiting to purchase the drug legally with their doctor’s recommendation, it gives businesses the opportunity to “get their ducks in a row” prior to coming face-to-face with the […]

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  • Can highway laws help Ohio employers decide about medical marijuana?

    Can highway laws help Ohio employers decide about medical marijuana?

    (September 21, 2018)

    (Fall 2018) With Ohio employers needing to determine whether they are going to permit/accommodate employee use of medical marijuana or not, it might be helpful to evaluate any existing guidance or laws already established in the state on the subject, e.g., laws around OVI (operating a vehicle while impaired). Let’s back up just a moment […]

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  • Medical Marijuana Access

    Medical marijuana is coming, but will patients be able to access it?

    (June 22, 2018)

    (Summer 2018) On September 8, 2018, Ohio House Bill 523 – allowing for the use of medical marijuana – will go into effect.  But just because the law passed, doesn’t mean that employees will have carte blanch to use medical marijuana. Every Ohio employer needs to decide what will be their stance on having employees […]

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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) 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 with real implications […]

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