Companies need workers -- but people keep showing up high

Why it might be time to adjust your drug-testing policy

The headline in a recent Washington Post article caught my attention: “Companies need workers — but people keep getting high.” The article outlines the twin challenges employers have in today’s environment: unemployment rates are dropping and more applicants are failing pre-employment drug tests due to marijuana.

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photo credit: Justin Tang, Canadian Press via Associated Press

Marijuana is no longer considered a menace to society. Indeed, social acceptance of pot use is increasing (for example, “Modern Family” Normalizes Cannabis Use in Most Recent Episode), which is resulting in more states legalizing marijuana for both medical and recreational use. Ohio may not be far behind.