When Is it Appropriate To Discuss Your Weed Usage At Work?

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Even if it’s legal in your state, marijuana is still considered a dangerous drug on a federal level. Some states have laws protecting employees’ off-the-clock marijuana usage, while others do not. Photo by Dylan Gillis via Unsplash Many other states, including California, do not have off-the-clock employee protections in place on a state level. When it comes to water cooler conversation at work, however, cannabis conversations are still confusing to navigate. If you aren’t sure if it’s a good idea to discuss freely with co-workers, it probably isn’t.

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Even if it’s legal in your state, marijuana is still considered a dangerous drug on a federal level. So if you feel like speaking your truth, you have the right to do so, but there may be consequences.

With marijuana legalization spreading, talking about getting high has become more commonplace than taboo in many circles. When it comes to water cooler conversation at work, however, cannabis conversations are still confusing to navigate. 

Some states have laws protecting employees’ off-the-clock marijuana usage, while others do not. Some jobs embrace marijuana legalization while others have HR policies that read as though recreational marijuana...

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