Oct. 17 program at Clinton County ESC: Medical marijuana and workplace

WILMINGTON — An upcoming free presentation will likely be of interest to the business community in Clinton County: “Medical Marijuana in the Workplace”.

The educational program will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center (ESC), 3321 Airborne Road in Wilmington. Registration and coffee starts at 8:30 a.m.

Employers, in both the public and private sectors, need to decide how they will respond to medical marijuana. Scheduled to begin in early September, the system to recommend and dispense medical marijuana is delayed but will be functional soon.

Presented by Working Partners, the program is offered to raise awareness of business and operational issues from legalization under Ohio H.B. 523; increase understanding of the related drug-free workplace program issues for employers and employees; and review key decisions that need to be made — particularly relating to policy, operations and employee/supervisor awareness.

Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Randy Davies said, “Working Partners has been a tremendous resource for our members. They are acutely aware of pitfalls businesses could come across when deciding how to respond to Ohio’s medical marijuana law and were able to help our members look at all their options.”

The content of the program is meant for informational purposes only, and not for the purpose of providing legal advice, stated the event flyer.

To register ahead of time: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Medicalmarijuanainworkplace

Located in Canal Winchester, Ohio, Working Partners’ mission is to collaborate with businesses and communities to create behavioral change in adults and, ultimately, improve the quality of the workforce. Its efforts are primarily related to drug-free workplace issues but are also called upon to address other workforce issues such as fiscal literacy.