Weed? CBD? New products, new laws are causing confusion in the workplace

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From
makeup
and
oils
to
capsules for stress
relief,
cannabis-based
goods
are
flowing
into
the
marketplace.
But
while
they
may
not
get
you
high,
they
can
still
cause
you
problems
at
work. 

Cannabidiol
or
CBD has
been
showing
up
in
a
widening
array
of
goods.
That’s
because federal
legislation
in
2018
deemed
that hemp

one
of
its
sources

was not
an
illegal
controlled
substance. 

But
your
job
could
be
in
jeopardy
if
one
of
those
products,
which
are
largely
unregulated,
contains
THC,
the
same
compound
that
causes
marijuana
users
to
get
high. 

Employers
are
now
grappling
with
CBD use
by
their
employees,
while
also
dealing
with the rising
legalization
of
recreational
and
medical
marijuana
in
states
across
the
country.

It’s
not
clear
how
many
American
workers
have
been
disciplined
or
fired
because
they
tested
positive
for
THC
after
using
CBD
products,
but
there
have
been
instances
and
it’s
a
problem
that
could
grow.

Jeanette
Hales,
a
58-year-old
former
school
bus
driver
in
Salt
Lake
County,
Utah,
is
one
of
those
cases.
Last
month,
she
was
told
that
a
random
drug
test
she’d
taken
for
her
employer,
the
Jordan
School
District,  came
back
positive.
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