Justin Madden, attorney at Justin Madden Co. L.P.A. joined us on America’s Work Force on June 14 s he discussed medical marijuana being permitted at the workplace.
Madden talked about the increase in the number of states that are legalizing medical marijuana and some of the problems that may follow. He said that Ohio is one of the 32 states that have legalized medical marijuana, but they still run into problems, despite the legalization. Madden discussed the possibility of issues with marijuana being legalized, but some workplaces still not allowing their employees to have it in their systems while on the clock. Regardless of the employees prescribed medical marijuana, they could still be fired if there is a no-drug policy. Madden mentioned that there is work being done to make exceptions for those who are affected by their workplace no-drug policies.
Jim Cullen, editor for the Progressive Populist, appeared on June 14’s edition of AWF where he discussed President Trump’s Twitter Trade Wars. He highlighted President Trump’s most recent tweets and how he believes that he has been making outrageous claims lately to distract people from problems in other areas. One of the main points that Cullen made is that the President’s tweets are filled with exaggerations and lies and people should do research on claims that he makes through his tweets to form their own opinions on issues. Lastly, Cullen discussed the new NAFTA, the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) and how he does not approve of it because there are not enough protections for workers and it is not enough to keep jobs in the U.S.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc touched on the United Auto Workers victory for nurses in Toledo, Ohio putting together a tentative agreement with Mercy Health to end a 38-day strike at St. Vincent Medical Center.