Marijuana is finding its way into more than just brownies these days. Fueled by the wave of states that have approved legalized marijuana, new industries and products have emerged that cater to pot consumers.
Highly potent forms of marijuana called Butane Hash Oil (BHO), Honey Oil, or others, now allow food makers to easily add it to most any food product. These very strong extracts have been found to have THC potency levels of 40-90% (THC is the component in marijuana that gets you high). By comparison, the THC potency of dried marijuana readily available today typically averages about 10-16% with some samples reaching as high as 36%.
Using these potent extracts, a wide variety of everyday foods and products are already available including snacks, sweets, candies, breakfast foods, pizza, ice cream, soda, and much, much, more. This makes it easy for people to consume pot, anywhere and at any time. Food items are available at marijuana dispensaries and pot shops in those states that allow them. These products have already found their way into workplaces across the country.
To address the issue of marijuana in the workplace, employers should always strive to make employee safety a top priority because every employee has the right to expect to be safe in the workplace. This can be accomplished by ensuring that safety is made a specific responsibility of all workers, which includes adhering to the company drug-free workplace policy.