Maintaining a Safe Workplace in States Where Marijuana is Legal

December 14, 2016

Now that more states are legalizing marijuana, restaurant owners and operators may need to reexamine their rules and procedures. 

Marijuana is now a legal substance in 26 states and the District of Columbia, with three more states—California, Massachusetts, and Nevada—following suit in 2017. The movement to legalize marijuana introduces many complicated workplace safety issues that restaurant owners and managers would be wise to consider.

According to a poll by our company conducted, 19 percent of small business owners said they would allow an employee with a doctor’s prescription for medical marijuana to use it while at work. The same survey