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Employers tackle policy amid new marijuana law

The Oklahoman's David Dishman takes a look at how the state's new medical marijuana laws might change employer policies. 

Medical marijuana continues its march toward implementation in Oklahoma, and employers gathered at Rose State College on Tuesday to learn about the effects its presence will have on hiring practices and company drug policies.

Attorney Vic Albert and human resources professional Matt Tipton led the session titled “Medical Marijuana and Your Business.” It was the second session held at the college, which has attracted professionals from organizations such as OnCue, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Tinker Federal Credit Union, Midwest City-Del City Public Schools and more, all receiving information on how to adapt policies to new medical marijuana laws in the wake of the passage of SQ788.

“It's important for employers to fish or cut bait,” Albert told The Oklahoman. “They have to do something between now and November when medical marijuana can show up in their workplace.”

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Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›