BWC on Medical Marijuana Law


The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has prepared this factsheet about the impact on employers of Ohio’s medical marijuana law, which takes effect September 8, 2016. BWC says: “The best way employers can protect their workers and themselves is to establish a drug-free workplace, or, if they already have one, to review and update it if necessary. This is important because certain sections of the new law reference the use of medical marijuana in violation of an employer’s drug-free workplace policy, zero-tolerance policy or other formal program or policy regulating the use of medical marijuana. For what this means to your specific workplace, consult your human resources or legal department.” OMA members are also encouraged to consult with OMA Connections Partner, Working Partners®, on drug-free workplace matters.