SALEM, Ore.-As the number of states that approve medical marijuana use rises, so does CUs' risk for employment battles-and possible member service issues-from staff using the drug.

Employment and HR experts told Credit Union Journal they believe many credit unions don't have policies in place for addressing workers who use this controlled substance, due in part to the infrequency of employment or staff performance issues resulting from medical marijuana use. However, they say, it quickly becomes an urgent matter if the CU comes face-to-face with an employee's positive drug test and has no policy to address the issue.

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