Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law – What’s Changed For Employers?

Ohio’s medical marijuana law will be effective September 8, 2016. Under this law, doctors will be able to prescribe marijuana to individuals within the state who have been diagnosed with certain medical conditions or diseases. The State is still working out the details of how patients can get medical marijuana, rules on prescriptions, and where it can be grown. In the meantime, many employers are wondering, how does this affect my business?

In a short answer, not much has changed on the employment front. This is because the legislature built in specific protections for employers that allows it to treat medical marijuana (and its use by employees) different from any other prescribed drug. Continue reading