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 practical webinar, 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. You will also learn about the myriad issues that arise in the employment context when those laws intersect and sometime conflict.
Upon course completion, you will be able to:
- Identify the unique legal issues that arise when prospective or actual employees disclose their use of medical marijuana
- Recognize why states can have state-regulated cannabis programs, despite the federal government’s Controlled Substances Act
- Describe why so-called “zero tolerance” policies may violate the rights of an employee who uses marijuana to treat a protected medical condition
- Outline the best approach for modifying workplace drug policies in a state where medical marijuana has been legalized
- Describe and implement best practices for responding to a worker’s disclosure of medical marijuana use.