Though a majority of states have legalized marijuana in some form, it remains illegal at the federal level and the issue continues to evolve. Given the friction between state and federal law, states are faced with the challenge of whether to expand beyond medical marijuana to legalization of recreational use of the drug.
- Recreational marijuana is legal in ten states, plus Washington, DC.
- Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states, plus DC.
- CBD oil/nonpsychoactive forms of marijuana are legal in an additional 14 states, under certain circumstances.
- Three states currently do not have laws legalizing marijuana in some form.
Now that a majority of the public, lawmakers and the Governor in Connecticut seem to support legalization of marijuana, the workplace and business environment are likely to get more complex. This program will help you understand the current law concerning marijuana and drug testing, recent policies, employment policies and how to get impaired employees back to work to protect your business, help workers and avoid liability.
Stephen C. Lattanzio, Senior Attorney, Office of Program Policy, Connecticut Department of Labor
Michelle Seagull, Commissioner, Department of Consumer Protection
Mark Soycher, Counsel, Human Resource Services, CBIA
Rep. Steven J. Stafstrom Jr.(D-Bridgeport), House Chairman, Judiciary Committee; Member, Pullman & Comley
Laura C. Zeppieri, LADC, AADC, ICOGS, GC-C, FACETS Counseling Services, LLC
Matthew P. Hallisey, Matthew Hallisey Government Affairs, LLC