International Solutions - Marijuana: Legal, Available And Dangerous
Marijuana is, by far, the most commonly used illicit drug in the world. According to the World Drug Report, in 2013 there were 180.6 million marijuana users worldwide. The aggressive movement in the United States to legalize pot has not only resulted in the dramatic increase of people using marijuana and testing positive in workplace drug tests, but it has created confusion and concern among employers. Companies still have an obligation to ensure their workplaces are safe, secure and profitable, yet employees under the influence of pot are less safe and less productive than their non-using co-workers, which places people at risk and exposes employers to potentially expensive legal liability. Employers worldwide have a vested interest in understanding the legal status of marijuana in the country where they conduct business.