A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL AMENDING THE CITY’S WORK RULES AND PROCEDURES TO ADDRESS MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
WHEREAS, on November 6, 2018, Missouri voters approved an amendment to the Missouri Constitution, providing for the right to access medical marijuana and allowing for the limited legal production, distribution, sale, and purchase of marijuana for medical use; and
WHEREAS, on January 9, 2019, the Board of Aldermen approved Resolution No. 2019-1, Work Rules and Procedures; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen now desires to amend Resolution No. 2019-1, Work Rules and Procedures, to include a new article, Article 7.1, to address medical marijuana.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI AS FOLLOWS, TO WIT:
SECTION 1. That Resolution No. 2019-1, Work Rules and Procedures, be amended to include a new article, Article 7.1, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 7.1 Medical Marijuana
No employee of the City shall report to work under the influence of medical marijuana. No employee shall consume or administer medical marijuana while at work or on City of Rich Hill property. Medical marijuana is considered a controlled substance under these Work Rules and Procedures, even if an employee is permitted to use and possess medical marijuana under Missouri law.
No employee of the City shall bring paraphernalia used for consuming or administering medical marijuana onto City of Rich Hill property.
Missouri law prohibits driving under the influence of medical marijuana. City employees should be aware that marijuana can remain in a person’s system for several days. Therefore, employees who are required to use a City vehicle for work or are allowed to use a City vehicle for limited private use should avoid the use of medical marijuana.
SECTION 2. This Resolution shall be in full force and effect immediately upon its approval by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri.
PASSED AND APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, THIS 9th DAY OF OCTOBER, 2019.
Jason Rich, Mayor
Casey Crews, City Clerk