Pubdate: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 Source: Wall Street Journal (US) Copyright: 2018 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Contact: http://www.wsj.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/487 Author: Nanette Rutka Hikade Note: Headline by newshawk EMPLOYERS SHOULD WANT POT TO REMAIN ILLEGAL Patrick Kennedy and Kevin Sabet's "This Is No Time To Go to Pot" (op-ed, June 15), at long last, takes on several key deceptions about marijuana, and these men have the credentials to speak. But where are the others? The neurologists? The pediatric psychiatrists? The Business Roundtable groups and chambers of commerce which also are competent and which should have a passionate professional interest in maintaining drug-free workplaces and safeguarding our youth? It is high time they joined in allocating resources to stop this juggernaut. Why is it important to keep off-duty marijuana use illegal? Because, while there is a strong and demonstrated relationship between off-duty drug use and productivity, quality control, absenteeism, workers' comp claims, workplace accidents and other business metrics that affect profitability, it is difficult and expensive to prove from an evidentiary perspective a specific correlation in any specific case. Human resource departments and employers will lose the ability to take reasonable employment action in reliance on a no-drug-use policy rule against marijuana and will no longer be able to decide not to hire those who flunk the pre-employment drug tests or who happen to show marijuana after being tested after an on-duty accident or random screen. Nanette Rutka Hikade Ann Arbor, Mich.