Human-resource professionals grapple with workplace marijuana policies

Two things are clear when it comes to the laws surrounding medical marijuana in the workplace.

The first thing that’s clear is that very little is clear.

The second thing, according to Matthew J. Connell, a partner with the MacMain Law Group based in Chester County, is that it will be up to the courts to provide clarity.

Connell, whose firm has worked with employers, including the County of Berks, was the keynote speaker at a gathering of the Berks County chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management held Tuesday at the Berkshire Country Club in Bern Township.

About 55 human resource professionals from Berks County-based companies great and small attended his presentation titled “Medical Marijuana: Key Considerations and Pitfalls for Today’s HR Professional.”

Connell said cannabis law in Pennsylvania is “new and untested by the courts.”

“It’s as confusing a law as I have ever seen,” Connell said.

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