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What Should Know About Cannabis?

November 12, 2021

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Cannabis plant

What is Cannabis?

Cannabis has several names, but the most common name is marijuana. It is a psychoactive drug and comes from a cannabis plant. Throughout the history of cannabis, its usage has been medicinal and spiritual. However, the use of cannabis in the U.S. has been illegal for the last century. But in recent years many states in the U.S. are legalizing it.

What are the effects of Cannabis?

The use of cannabis brings several positive and negative effects to the user. Short-Term Effects. The desirable short-term effects are relaxation, giddiness, and altered perception of time and events. However, the negative effects are paranoia, mood changes, decreased energy, and trouble sleeping. Long-Term Effects. Studies have shown that some long-term effects are problems with respiratory system, damage to your airways, central nervous system, and immune systems

Cannabis in Workplace

Although the states are legalizing cannabis, users are not allowed to use them whenever and wherever they want. OSHA’s General Duty Clause states that it is the responsibility of employers to enforce a safe workplace to ensure the wellbeing of their employees.

According to the nsc, employees that use cannabis have decreased productivity, increased worker compensation, higher turnover, and lawsuits. In the states where cannabis is legalized, employers have adopted a zero-tolerance policy. As employees, you must be aware of your state laws and your employment’s policies.

For more information and trainings, check out Hard Hat Training Series that has trainings specifically for Cannabis in the workplace. They offer more details about the effects and the steps that employers should take. Taking their training will help prepare you and ensure better safety in your workplace. Good luck and stay safe!

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