The legalization of marijuana and its derived products presents a legal gray area for both employees and employers. Because of its similarities to an as yet prohibited federal substance, the jury is largely out when it comes to the social consequences of CBD use.
And this is even if it is necessary, as it is in Melanie Farr’s case.
Diagnosed in 1997 with multiple sclerosis (MS), Farr says she uses CBD products to help her deal with the symptoms of the disease.
Part of a fast-growing industry of products that offer alternative methods for pain management, among other things, CBD products are relative unknowns to the majority of the public. That’s probably going to change as more products come to market and, perhaps then, more employers will be aware of it and how it is different from marijuana.