“It’s legal, but…”
That was the subject line for an email from the city of Tigard about recreational marijuana use by employees.
“The rules that apply to the work place have not changed,” wrote Dana Bennett, human resources director with the city. “As you already know, it is against policy to be at work under the influence of any controlled substance, whether alcohol, prescription medication or marijuana.”
Employees at metro-area municipalities received similar reminders this past week. Most appear to be on the same footing with their drug use policies: Employees can smoke on their own time, but they can’t come to work stoned.
“It’s no different than coming to work intoxicated from alcohol,” said Cornelius City Manager Rob Drake. [Read more at the Portland Oregonian]