Why would employers stop something that supports creativity and ends up making them money? It's something that creative industry workers have been asking about for years—marijuana use at work.  

Thanks to shows like Mad Men and real-life workplaces like SNL, the creative workplace has a loose reputation where the "higher ups" maintain a hands-off approach towards cannabis. Furthermore, articles like this, this and this might have you believe that more people than you know are doing drugs—not just marijuana—in the cubicles around you. 

Many workplaces don’t care who vapes during breaks—some coworkers are even surprised more don’t partake. But in 2014, Gawker discovered that eight media companies drug-tested their employees. The list included The New York Daily News, The New York Post and Esquire—but testing is almost nonexistent within the creative ranks of TV shows and films.

While these brands were once harbingers of creativity, they now have mainstream-minded HR departments that hear "drugs in the workplace" and think two things:


1. Liability

2. Doomed attempt to mix business and pleasure


Meanwhile, in Hollywood, one can spend an entire career without having to pee into a cup.  

What do you think about creative industry jobs mixing with cannabis?

  Posted: Friday, April 6th, 1:30am 7 months ago
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