Open Access Mini Review

Perceptions of Drug Use in The Workplace

Debra Charles* and Maciej Ferenc

Department of Psychology, University of Miami, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: March 12, 2020;  Published Date: April 15, 2020


Given the ongoing conversation regarding the national legalization of cannabis, it is important to understand perceptions of the use of cannabisrelated substances. In the current study, we collected data from 197 adults via an online survey to examine moral perceptions about drug use in general and in the workplace. Specifically, we asked subjects to report whether testing positive for a given substance was sufficient grounds for being fired when that substance was prescribed by a doctor or when taken independent of a physician. Our results indicate that adults view use of marijuana, specifically CBD, in a similar a manner as use of Tylenol or Motrin in the workplace. Indeed, an equal percentage of subjects— approximately 83%--reported that it was wrong to fire an employee for testing positive for Tylenol or for CBD. We discuss the implications of our findings.

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