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Marijuana Policy & Best Practices:
Handling Employee Medical & Recreational Use

Marijuana Policy

Manage medical and recreational use by employees, as well as job candidates.

As the march toward nationwide legalization and federal rescheduling continues, how to enforce marijuana laws and what laws to apply is increasingly confusing. Your organization can’t afford to leave cannabis compliance to chance.

Can you fire employees for off-duty marijuana use? Does the law allow you to test employees for marijuana? Are you obligated to accommodate medical use? How do state laws, federal legislation, and regulations including the ADA affect what you can and cannot prohibit?

While marijuana remains illegal on the federal level, states are legalizing medical and recreational use at a rapid clip. This patchwork of state laws leads to misunderstandings and questions about policies, testing, terminations, accommodations and more.

Regardless of where your state stands, now is the time for employers to address the risks and challenges posed by after-hours (and on-the-job) marijuana use. With the law rapidly changing, you don’t want to find yourself caught off guard and scrambling to catch up, as what goes today could easily change tomorrow.

This training on Thursday, July 18, will help organizations understand, prepare for, and manage marijuana use in compliance with the law. Learn how to implement a best practices-based Marijuana Policy to communicate rules, manage expectations, support productivity, ensure safety, and comply with federal and state laws.

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Webinar Agenda

  • Manage employee marijuana use at home, the workplace and elsewhere.
  • Create and enforce best practices-based marijuana policy & procedures.
  • Comply with federal and state laws governing medical and recreational use.
  • Consider accommodating medical use to help prevent discrimination lawsuits.
  • Rethink testing, or risk losing valuable employees and job candidates.
  • Weigh zero-tolerance policies vs. turning a blind eye.
  • Adhere to ADA and FMLA responsibilities regarding use, treatment, disability, etc.
  • Handle workers’ comp, OSHA, DOT, and unemployment compensation challenges.
  • Recognize and respond correctly to suspected impairment on the job.
  • Keep pace with evolving marijuana legislation, case law, and regulations.

In this 75-minute online training, you'll learn how to:

  • Minimize marijuana risks. Keep pace with evolving marijuana legislation and regulations—and how they affect your organization.
  • Manage employee use. Create legal, best practices-based policy to manage employees’ marijuana use, productivity and safety.
  • Maximize legal & regulatory compliance. Understand and comply with federal, state and city marijuana laws, as well as industry and government regulations.

Get answers to YOUR questions from presenter…

Nancy Flynn

Nancy Flynn is the founder of the Marijuana Policy Institute and an internationally recognized authority on workplace policies. She is an in-demand trainer and the author of 13 books published in six languages, including The e-Policy Handbook, of which Training Magazine said, “You might not find a more useful business book this year.” Recognized for her policy know-how, Nancy serves as an expert witness in policy-related litigation. She has also been a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and served as a media source on policy issues for Fortune, Time, The New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, USA Today, NPR, ABC and CBS.

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Drugs at Work

Everyone who signs up will receive a free copy of our Drugs at Work: What Employers Need to Know About Testing, Policies and Legal Issues white paper, which includes a sample policy on employee drug use and testing that you can adapt for your workplace.

The HR Weekly

You'll also receive one month of exclusive access to The HR Weekly, our comprehensive service with all the HR advice and compliance tools to simplify your job … and to keep your organization out of court. So that you continue to benefit from The HR Weekly, we will continue your subscription after that for the then-current rate, unless you tell us "no, thanks" — your choice.

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