Matthew J. Smith is an attorney at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP in Philadelphia, PA. He represents clients facing complex commercial litigation, and, as a member the firm's cannabis law practice, he counsels businesses to help them comply with medical and adult use cannabis laws and regulations.
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Over the last few years, Pennsylvania state and federal courts have issued a handful of decisions regarding employee rights for medical cannabis patients. The issue continues to evolve, but this CLE will focus on tracking and discussing those developments. It will also examine the current legal landscape for employers with employees who are medical cannabis patients, particularly in relation to workplace drug testing.
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Date / Time: April 4, 2022
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Matthew J. Smith| Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Matthew J. Smith is an attorney at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP in Philadelphia, PA. He represents clients facing complex commercial litigation, and, as a member the firm’s cannabis law practice, he counsels businesses to help them comply with medical and adult use cannabis laws and regulations. Matthew also counsels and represents state cannabis license applicants and awardees, investors, and other entities that are affected by federal and state cannabis laws. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Medical Marijuana and Hemp Law Committee.
I. Brief introduction to Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Law | 12:00 pm – 12:20 pm
II. Developments and recent Pennsylvania state and federal court decisions regarding employee rights for medical marijuana patients | 12:20 pm – 12:40 pm
III. Legal landscape on employer drug testing in Pennsylvania and nearby states, including increasing limitations on drug testing for cannabis | 12:40 pm – 1:00 pm