Medical Cannabis Use & Drug-Testing Updates
37 states are now enacting their own medical cannabis laws, and to complicate matters, these state rules conflict with existing federal laws which govern cannabis use and employment, plus government contracts.
In addition, OSHA’s rules on drug testing have changed again, and more states have embedded worker protections in their cannabis law revisions.
In this 60-minute program we’ll cover the latest information on cannabis laws, workers’ compensation reimbursement, drug-testing, OSHA enforcement, and key case decisions you need to know. Join us as we cover:
- Types of drug testing allowed by OSHA and which practices may trigger a citation
- Medical use of cannabis: Federal ADA versus state versions of ADA laws
- Components of an effective (and legal) substance abuse prevention program
- Which states order employers to pay for cannabis used to treat workplace injuries
- Handling impairment issues and how legal CBD use can complicate drug testing
Medical Cannabis Use Updates Impacting Employers
- Post election update: which states have newly legalized medical and recreational cannabis use, - and is federal legalization next?
- How the ADA protects some types of drug use and how cannabis fits in
- Expanded protections under state ADA laws for cannabis use
- Workers’ compensation laws protecting workers’ use of cannabis in lieu of opiates
- Using the “Direct Threat to Safety” defense to avoid accommodating a cannabis user
Updates to Drug Testing Policies – What You Can & Can’t Do
- How OSHA drug testing policy changes under the Biden administration
- Return-to-work drug-testing for medical cannabis users
- What happens when legal CBD products trigger a positive cannabis test?
- New drug testing methodologies that may be able to capture “impairment”
We’ll answer the top questions Safety Managers and employers are asking, including:
- Is there is difference in when employers must allow medical cannabis use from state to state?
- What are the types of post-injury drug tests permitted by OSHA?
- Can we routinely test all injured workers - regardless of cause?
- How likely is federal cannabis legalization, and how could that impact our organization’s “zero tolerance” policies?
Question and Answer Session - Your specific questions will be addressed!
About the Speaker
Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP is an attorney, safety professional and trainer who is president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. in Beltsville, MD, Charleston, WV, and Denver, CO, a multi-attorney firm focusing on safety, health and employment law nationwide. Adele is a certified mine safety professional and she also provides consultation, safety audits and training services to MSHA and OSHA regulated companies. Adele is a regular columnist for numerous magazines on legal, employment, mine and occupational safety/health issues, and is co-author of several books related to mining, construction, employment law, and occupational safety and health.
She is a member of the Maryland, DC and Pennsylvania Bars, the U.S. District Courts of Maryland, DC and Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals, DC, 3rd and 4th Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. She is a graduate of the George Washington University’s National Law Center, and earned her B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park. Adele is an Avetta Fellow, and is a recipient of the National Safety Council’s Distinguished Service to Safety Award.
The ever-changing laws impacting medical cannabis use and drug-testing make it more difficult for employers and safety professionals to ensure a safe, drug-free workplace. This 60-minute event will provide you with the information you need, and guidance to keep your organization compliant with the latest regulations.
If you'd like this program customized for your organization, call us at 1-800-964-6033. We're certain we can fulfill your training needs, while making it fit in your budget!
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For this one hour program you may claim 0.05 continuance of certification points (COC's) from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
Please submit a request to obtain proof of your participation and a certificate of attendance will be emailed within 2-3 days.