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Background Check Considerations for Medical Marijuana

Background Check Considerations for Medical Marijuana

Marijuana may be the most commonly used illegal drug. 

The disparity between many state and federal laws regarding the legal use of marijuana can be confusing for employers. 

While marijuana remains a federally classified Schedule I drug, many state laws allow the use of medical or even recreational marijuana. 

On May 19, 2016, Dr. Todd Simo, Chief Medical Officer at HireRight reviewed the following topics:

  • Why is there medical marijuana? 
  • How do the different states treat medical marijuana from an employment perspective? 
  • What are the medical marijuana issues from a medical review officer's perspective?

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