Steve Murdock and Allison Mecher recently presented on the hot topic of Medical Marijuana and Opioid Use in the Workplace to the Rockford Area Society for Human Resource Management.
In this presentation, Steve and Allison provided an overview of Illinois’ Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program, including how it works and how employers should handle employees active in the program. They discussed the trends seen throughout the nation, including workers’ compensation coverage for medicinal marijuana, as a guide to what can be expected in Illinois. They provided some suggestions on what employers should have done by now and what they should do for the future as we look ahead to the anticipated next phase – legalization of recreational cannabis. They also discussed the disturbing trends related to prescription opioid use and the impact the opioid epidemic is having on Illinois employers.
If you have questions on this, or any other topic, and would like to discuss further or have I&F’s client education committee present to you and your team, please do not hesitate to call on us.