States are increasingly passing legislation legalizing the use of marijuana (either for medicinal purposes or for recreational use). However, marijuana remains illegal as a schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act. This adversity between state and federal laws results in an environment rife with uncertainties for businesses small and large. This course explores recent state laws that have passed which address marijuana use in the workplace, federal workplace laws which apply to the cannabis industry, workplace safety in the cannabis industry, drug testing laws, the intersection of federal and state laws, and more.
Key topics to be discussed:
A brief overview of cannabis, marijuana, hemp and cannabinoids
State law developments addressing marijuana use by current and prospective employees
Federal workplace laws which apply to the cannabis industry
Best practices for employers to ensure they are complying with both federal and state laws regarding employee marijuana use
Date / Time: October 18, 2023
2:00 pm – 3:40 pm Eastern
1:00 pm – 2:40 pm Central
12:00 pm – 1:40 pm Mountain
11:00 am – 12:40 pm Pacific
Charles “Chase” Stoecker | McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
Chase Stoecker represents corporate clients nationwide in various capacities, including as employment counsel and in commercial and financial services litigation matters. In his broad commercial litigation practice, Chase works with clients in a wide variety of business disputes, from breach of contract actions to property management and premises liability, and a myriad of topics in between. Chase is also a member of the firm’s Cannabis Practice Group and an active member of the American Bar Association’s Cannabis and Law Policy Subcommittee. Chase has published numerous articles and presented nationwide on various cannabis-specific matters, including employment law, finance, payment systems, bankruptcy, and insurance. Chase’s cannabis clients include insurance companies, growers, dispensaries, payment processors, and various cannabis ancillary companies.
Andrew Albritton | McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
Andrew Albritton represents the firm’s clients in a wide variety of matters. In his employment advisory role, Andrew assists with drafting and implementing effective policies and procedures, providing guidance on particular employment scenarios, and complying with regulatory standards. When disputes arise, Andrew represents clients in litigation as well as alternative resolution forums. He also handles matters in the government investigations and products liability context. He has authored content and presented to clients and industry audiences on topics ranging from compliance with OSHA’s COVID-era guidance to non-competes and workplace diversity.
I. A brief overview of cannabis, marijuana, hemp and cannabinoids | 2:00pm – 2:30pm
II. State law developments addressing marijuana use by current and prospective employees | 2:30pm – 3:00pm
Break | 3:00pm – 3:10pm
III. Federal workplace laws which apply to the cannabis industry | 3:10pm – 3:25pm
IV. Best practices for employers to ensure they are complying with both federal and state laws regarding employee marijuana use | 3:25pm – 3:40pm