[MCOH-EH] [EXTERNAL]Re: Marijuana... again

Brown, Michael L Michael.Brown at fmolhs.org
Wed Feb 2 06:15:20 PST 2022

>From my conversation with our MRO, they are only federally regulated to determine DOT drug screens; however, if they receive a thc positive non dot drug screen they will report positive and write “claims to have medical card” DOT would be positive with or without card.  Louisiana has dispensaries now for medical recommendations.  It’s up to the employer to determine acceptance or not.  The MRO cannot monitor all the employers' policies.


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Ah, the intersection of heath, law and public pressure.

You might want to post to the MRO list  as well


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Good afternoon All,

So, with marijuana now legal in the state of CT, hospitals are looking to each other to determine if they should accept recreational marijuana use as a legitimate explanation for a positive THC test. The law gives some leeway to health care organizations to make their own decision about this – at least for now.

Another topic of discussion is whether we should find a reasonable HCW panel that does not include marijuana.

Any thoughts from you pioneers out there that you want to share would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,



Craig D. Thorne, M.D., MPH, MBA
Chief Medical Director, Occupational Medicine and Business Health Services

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