Legal Compliance and Workplace Safety in the Age of Legalized Marijuana

September 24, 2019 at 3:45pm5:00pm
Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

1300 Nicollet Mall

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Though cannabis is still illegal under federal law, 33 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for medical use and eleven states, as well as D.C., have legalized it for recreational use—a dichotomy that presents a unique and complex challenge for businesses in the manufacturing industry.

This presentation will provide practical advice for businesses on how to navigate the maze of rapidly changing and sometimes inconsistent federal and state laws governing cannabis, including the Drug Free Workplace Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and state marijuana and employment statutes.

The presentation will discuss several aspects of the employment relationship affected by these laws, including employee drug testing, hiring and firing decisions, reasonable accommodations, and workplace safety concerns.