Some Basic Information as Cannabis Becomes More Prevalent

Posted by Christy Putnam on May 20, 2019 at 2:51 PM

Some Basic Information as Cannabis Becomes More PrevalentDo you agree with the majority of your generation when it comes to legalization of Cannabis?

As states continue to legalize cannabis for medical or recreational purposes, public support grows. According to Pew Research Center, in 2018, 62% of Americans believed Cannabis should be legalized. This is double what it was in 2000 (31%). The study also shows there are differences in generational views on legalization:

    • 74% of Millennials
    • 36% of Gen X
    • 54% of Baby Boomers
    • 39% of Silent Generation

Do you know the difference between CBD and THC?

Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are two main active ingredients found in cannabis, but they have significantly different effects. What are the different effects? CBD is the component that will not cause a high while THC will. CBD is used to help with medical conditions such as inflammation, pain, nausea, migraines, seizures, and depression. From a medicinal perspective, THC helps treat conditions like glaucoma, insomnia, low appetite, and anxiety.

Are you familiar with the regulations in all the states your company currently does business with?

Do you know which states have legalized cannabis for recreational and/or medical purposes? The answer to this question could change...maybe daily. DISA Global Solutions offers an interactive map which outlines the status of each state and offers links to state laws. It is important to know your state’s laws and protect your company and employees.

If you could use some additional guidance and tips for crafting a drug and alcohol policy that best fits your organization and to find out more about potential ADA issues, please attend our May HR webinar.

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Topics: Human Resources, HR Policies