Did you know that employees that smoke marijuana are…
… more likely to experience tardiness, accidents, workers’ compensation claims, job turnover and a 75% increase in absenteeism.
Workers who test positive for marijuana use have 55% more industrial accidents and 85% more injuries.
Heavy marijuana abusers self-reported that their use had negative effects on their cognitive abilities, career status, social life and physical and mental health.
According to the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc., marijuana smokers may have a daily cough, more frequent acute chest illness, and a heightened risk of lung infections, which can lead to employees taking time off of work.
Because marijuana impairs judgment and motor coordination and slows reaction time, an intoxicated person has an increased chance of being involved in or responsible for an accident.5,6 Fatal car crashes that involved marijuana tripled in the past decade.7 The 2014 National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drug Use by Drivers reports that drivers with marijuana in their system grew by nearly 50%.