Is A Co-Worker Coming To Work Under The Influence?
With more and more water cooler talk about the legalization of marijuana in New York State, maybe you've wondered how that would impact the workplace, if it isn't already?
A new study says 16% of people have been reportedly been under the influence of marijuana at work and of that group, 26.7% of them say they're high at work EVERY DAY. In a study from Remedy Review it is reported:
Although nearly 16 percent of today’s American employees have been high at work, this number was less than 10 percent in 2014, meaning there has been a 60 percent increase in the number of employees getting high at work in the last five years.
What are some of the reasons?
- Marijuana’s ability to reduce both physical and emotional pain.
- Makes the day go faster.
- Reduces anxiety
Productivity or the lack thereof isn't the only thing that needs to be addressed. Also some respondents reporting smoking in their vehicle on the way to or from the office, which could impair judgment while driving.
These reasons as well as others are currently under review in New York State and other areas.