employees

  1. Ron Strider

    CO: Cannabis Community Holding Fundraisers For Sweet Leaf Employees

    Members of Denver's cannabis community are holding fundraisers to support Sweet Leaf employees affected by the indefinite shutdown of Sweet Leaf outposts by the Denver Police Department, state Marijuana Enforcement Division and other agencies on December 14. All ten of Sweet Leaf's metro...
  2. Ron Strider

    Federal Employees And Marijuana

    A recent article entitled Federal Employees In D.C. Area Are Buying Loads Of Legal Weed noted that federal employees were buying marijuana at a higher rate than the general public. (See Federal Employees, Smoking Pot and Working in DC : FedSmith.com) While the article’s headline above...
  3. Ron Strider

    Federal Employees, Smoking Pot And Working In DC

    Federal Employees Buying Marijuana? A headline that reads Federal Employees in D.C. Are Buying Loads of Legal Weed will capture the attention of anyone who pays attention to news impacting the federal community. Is the headline designed to capture the attention of potential readers or are...
  4. Ron Strider

    How Will Businesses Handle Legalized Marijuana In The Workplace

    Human Resources is really up against an ill-defined wall. For decades, they have been able to test job applicants and employees for the presence of marijuana in their systems. With a firm drug policy in place, they could — somewhat officiously — discipline or fire you. Marijuana is a...
  5. Ron Strider

    MI: Marijuana Licensing Board Members Must Disclose Finances - What Will Be Public

    Board members and employees of Michigan's new medical marijuana licensing board – responsible for issuing potentially lucrative licenses in an industry expected to gross more than $700 million a year — must submit detailed financial disclosure forms under legislation passed late last year...
  6. Ron Strider

    Canada: Howard Levitt: What Marijuana's Legalization Means For The Workplace

    With the imminent legalization of marijuana, some reaction as to the alleged repercussions to Canada's employers border on the hysterical. Some fear that employees will be hovering ten metres from office entrances getting in their puffs on their way to or during work. Others worry that the...
  7. K

    Six Human Resource Tips For Marijuana Businesses

    There's more to Human Resources in the cannabis industry than just hiring and firing, salary and benefits. Here, Caela Bintner of Faces Human Capital Management in Denver and Gil Price of Price Management Group in Seattle offer tips on thinking through human resources issues to help cannabis...
  8. K

    ME: Future Is Hazy For Marijuana And The Workplace

    The difficulty of testing for marijuana intoxication and the complexity of Maine's drug-testing laws are creating uncertainty among state officials and employers about the workplace impacts of a legal marijuana market. "It's uncharted territory to a great extent," said Julie Rabinowitz...
  9. K

    PA: Employees Who Use Medical Marijuana Are Now Protected

    Employees who use medical marijuana are a new protected class under federal equal employment opportunity laws, according to a panel of experts discussing Pennsylvania's new medical marijuana law at a Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce symposium this morning. Keya C. Denner, an attorney...
  10. K

    PA: Employees Who Use Medical Marijuana Are Now Protected

    Employees who use medical marijuana are a new protected class under federal equal employment opportunity laws, according to a panel of experts discussing Pennsylvania's new medical marijuana law at a Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce symposium this morning. Keya C. Denner, an attorney...
  11. K

    Unique New Mexico Medical Cannabis Jobs And What They Pay

    Looking through New Mexico's nonprofit medical cannabis producer reports for the second quarter of 2016 revealed some interesting information about how much these organizations are paying employees, and what kinds of job titles employees get. There's bookkeepers, CEOs and cashiers, but there...
  12. K

    Unique New Mexico Medical Cannabis Jobs And What They Pay

    Looking through New Mexico's nonprofit medical cannabis producer reports for the second quarter of 2016 revealed some interesting information about how much these organizations are paying employees, and what kinds of job titles employees get. There's bookkeepers, CEOs and cashiers, but there...
  13. K

    MD: Medical Marijuana Panel Revises Financial History Rules

    Baltimore - State regulators have given preliminary approval to a revised plan for scrutinizing the financial histories of those seeking licenses to grow and dispense medical marijuana. The policy committee of the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission scrapped a proposal last week...
  14. R

    Pot And Work: 5 Small Firms Pledge Not To Fire Workers For Using Medical Marijuana

    With all the concerns confronting Illinois' medical cannabis pilot program – not enough patients, not enough qualifying conditions, not enough time – a handful of Chicago-area employers want their workers to know that they don't have to worry about job security. Five small companies – a law...
  15. R

    After Alaska Legalization, Can My Employer Suddenly Just Start Testing Me For Pot?

    Mark asks, "If your employer doesn't already drug test, can they start immediately and just start testing anyone at random, or is there a process they must go through, like a notice to employees the policy is going to change and random testing will begin in xx amount of days?" Luckily...