Marijuana Use Is More Common Among Employees With These Jobs

As marijuana is legalized in more and more states — 29 and counting — questions have arisen about weed in the workplace, and whether legalization will contribute to a rise in on-the-job impairment from cannabis usage.

But is marijuana actually affecting the office? That’s one of the questions addressed in a CDC report published Thursday.

The study focused specifically on Colorado — which legalized marijuana in 2012 — and used data from the state’s 2014 and 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), a CDC-sponsored telephone survey of people ages 18 and older. About 10,170 people both responded to a BRFSS question about marijuana use, and said they were employed or recently out of work at the time of the survey. Of these people, 14.6% said they had used marijuana at some point during the preceding 30 days, though not necessarily

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