Medical Marijuana In The Workplace - How to Avoid Getting Lost in the Weeds
The growing number of jurisdictions legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes provides fertile ground for confusion for multistate employers. Employers are left wondering if, and how, to modify their employment policies and practices in light of new statutes and case law emerging with little guidance. Exasperating the uncertainty is that medical marijuana remains illegal under federal law listed as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act.
Mark Ellis, Emily Harbison, and Kevin Whittaker regularly counsel US and Canadian companies on best practices relating to medical marijuana as it affects workplace safety, leaves of absence, progressive discipline and termination, and more.
This 45 minute webinar discusses:
- Best practices for handling conflicts between state and federal medical marijuana laws, with a close-up of California and Massachusetts
- Updates to medical marijuana laws in Canada
- Case studies, concluding with practical takeaways for employers