To say that setting up a medical marijuana program with its required rules and regs is a challenge would be an understatement. One of the numerous complicated issues is employment. Louisiana has called in a task force.
The group held several meetings to create recommendations to resolve these issues, writes The Center Square.
Three subcommittees of the Employment and Medical Marijuana Task Force met on Tuesday and discussed the challenges around employment in the medical cannabis industry, including existing testing options and matters relating to “safety-sensitive” jobs, such as firefighters and first responders.
In June, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D) signed nearly 100 bills into law aimed at protecting medical marijuana patients. Among them was a bill from Rep. Mandie Landry (D) to provide workplace protections for state employees who are registered as medical marijuana (MMJ) patients.
However, some workers …