Event Recap: Marijuana and the Workplace

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Mar 02, 2023

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As the Kansas Legislature considers medical marijuana legislation, questions have been raised about the impact of legalizing medical marijuana on employers when hiring and supervising employees who may be using medical marijuana, especially those who operate heavy machinery, drive company vehicles, provide healthcare, or handle confidential or sensitive information.

On February 28, 2023, the Kansas Health Institute (KHI) offered an education session to share the latest research on how legalizing marijuana could impact a state’s workforce and discuss the strategies that employers in other states have adopted to manage this new environment. Linda J. Sheppard, J.D., KHI Senior Analyst & Strategy Team Leader,  led the discussion. A recording of the session is below.


About Kansas Health Institute

The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.

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