With medical marijuana now legal in 21 states and the District of Columbia, and with several other legislatures now considering laws that would legalize it, it’s hardly news that cannabis is big business—or that the social stigma associated with smoking it is slowly fading away.
Even so, Workplace Options, a company that designs employee assistance programs (EAPs) and other corporate wellness efforts, got a surprise when its researchers polled employees about their attitudes toward weed. It turns out that workers aged 30 and under are a lot more likely than their older coworkers to see smoking pot as no big deal.
Consider: Almost half (46%) of employees over 30 said they would “lose confidence” in dope-smoking colleagues, even in places like Colorado and Washington, where recreational use is no longer against state law. These folks are “concerned about having to pick up the slack for a coworker who may not…
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