A Dayton company will not allow its employees to use medical marijuana even though it will soon be legal in our state.
BarryStaff, a business that recruits workers for manufacturing companies announced on Monday it won’t be changing its drug and alcohol policy and that employees and future hires who test positive for pot will be fired or won’t be hired.
“As of right now the Americans with Disabilities Act states we do not have to make a reasonable accommodation for medical marijuana and we don’t feel that it creates a safe working environment for someone to walk in there under the influence of marijuana,” said the company’s president, Doug Barry.
Governor Kasich signed the bill earlier this month. It makes Ohio the 25th state in the country to legalize the medicinal use of marijuana. The legislation allows employers to keep their drug and alcohol policies as it is, or make changes to allow medical marijuana.
Ohio Patients Network has been pushing for the legalization for years. According to the non-profit’s executive director, Robert Ryan, businesses not willing to change their drug and alcohol policies to allow employees to use medical marijuana, like BarryStaff, should reconsider. [Read more at WDTN.com]