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Marijuana legalization poses challenges for employers

Brandon Klein, Vindy.com, February 9, 2015

A pro marijuana group in Ohio is attempting to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot to legalize marijuana for recreational use. If the amendment gets placed on the ballot and should it pass, employers fear that with more people using marijuana the pool of drug-free employees will decline and safety in the workplace will be compromised.

“’I’m absolutely opposed to [legalizing marijuana],’ said Don Crane, president of Western Reserve Building Trades, which represents more than 6,000 workers in the skilled trades.” Many trade jobs have dangerous components.

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One Year of Colorado’s Marijuana Law

John Walters & David Murray, Real Clear Politics, February 8, 2015

The unintended consequences of marijuana use go unabated.

  • Marijuana infused edibles are marketed to youth. The edibles account for nearly half of Colorado’s sales.
  • Daily use of marijuana is 35 percent higher than the national average.
  • Selling marijuana on the black market continues because there are no taxes.
  • Marijuana potency has climbed sharply.
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Colorado lawsuit alleges cannabis overdose from fairground candy

Keith Coffman, Reuters Denver, August 8, 2014

A man ends up in the hospital after overdosing on THC from a marijuana chocolate candy bar given to him by a County Fair vendor promoting the drug. The Denver County Fair had a “Pot Pavilion” where Jordan Coombs was offered the marijuana food product.

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Quotes and Facts

"It is naive to believe that the smoking of marijuana is actually medicine as all of these poisons are filtered by the lungs — any more than alcohol is medicine for anxiety or depression."
Bob Lynn, Ed.D.