9/7/16

Griffaton quoted in Columbus Dispatch Story Titled “Ohio's Medical Marijuana Law Goes in Effect Thursday, But No Pot for Two Years”

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Mike Griffaton, of counsel in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the labor and employment group, was quoted in a Columbus Dispatch story about the steps that still have to be taken before there will be medical marijuana in Ohio. In the story, Griffaton was quoted about how the new law, which goes into effect on September 8, 2016, will impact employers.

The story states:

“Griffaton said the law will create an upheaval in employer-employee relations. While it allows people who qualify to buy and use medical marijuana, it does not protect them from being fired for using it.

‘The law is clear that the employer has no expectation to accommodate use, possession or distribution of medical marijuana,’ Griffaton said. ‘They can accommodate medical marijuana use if they want to.’”

To read the entire story, visit the Columbus Dispatch website. (Subscription may be required).