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Implications of Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

OnDemand Webinar (89 minutes)

Medical marijuana legalization is impacting employers - make sure you're prepared to handle the impacts on the workplace.

As medical marijuana becomes legal in an increasing number of states, employers are facing potentially confusing questions about how to respond when job applicants or existing employees disclose that they are using some form of the drug for therapeutic reasons. In this topic, you will learn about the dichotomy between the federal Controlled Substances Act and state laws that authorize the growth, processing and sale of cannabis for either medical or adult use, as well as the myriad issues that arise in the employment context when those laws intersect and sometime conflict.


Joshua Horn, Fox Rothschild LLP Joseph A. McNelis III, Fox Rothschild LLP


Overview of Federal Marijuana Law and Policy

• The Controlled Substances Act

• Department of Justice Enforcement Guidance - the Cole Memorandum and the Sessions Memorandum

• Congressional Action - Current Legislation and Future Outlook

Overview of State Marijuana Legalization

• Legalization of Medical and Recreational Marijuana

• Legal Authority for State-Run Marijuana Programs

Practical Advice for Employment Law Compliance

• Federal Contractors and Grantees

• Drug Testing and Zero Tolerance Policies

• Hiring, Firing, and Reasonable Accommodations

• Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Insurance

• Key Takeaways