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Cannabis can have a major impact on the safety of your workers, and cannabis legalization is creating new challenges. According to a survey by drugabuse.com, more than one in five respondents said they use marijuana recreationally at work during work hours; nearly 5% admitted to daily use, and more than 13% use it more than once a month.
Learn how cannabis can affect employees’ ability to work, drive and function, discover policies you should have in your workplace, and get the information and resources you need to address marijuana use and cannabis-related products.
The symposium is targeted at those who may deal with the consequences of cannabis, including health and safety professionals, law enforcement, municipalities, supervisors, union representatives and human resources staff.
12:30 to 1:25 p.m.
Dr. Marilyn Huestis, U. of Maryland School of Medicine
What is cannabis? Short- and Long-term Consequences of Cannabis Medicalization and Legalization
1:25 to 2:20 p.m.
Dr. Tom Marcotte, University of California - San Diego
Why, If Not to Get High? The New Era of Cannabis as Medicine
2:35 to 3:20 p.m.
Dr. Libby Stuyt, Circle Program, Crossroads Turning Point
Impact on Young Brains
3:20 to 4:05 p.m.
Ryan Smith, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
Impact on the Driving Community
4:05 to 5:05 p.m.
8 to 8:30 a.m.
Employer Survey Results and State of Play Regarding Laws
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Dale Quigley, National Marijuana Initiative
Impact of Legalization
9:45 to 10:25 a.m.
Dr. Barry Sample, Quest Diagnostics
Quest Drug Testing
10:25 to 11:30 a.m.
Faye Caldwell, Caldwell Everson PLLC
Legal Implications for Workplaces
12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Legal Implications for Workplaces (Continued)
1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Sarah Urfer, Chematox
Stories From States That Have Decriminalized Cannabis
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Tory Spindle, Johns Hopkins
Drug Testing and Measurement of Impairment
3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
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Location: NSC headquarters, Itasca, IL
Cost: $299 for NSC members, $399 for nonmembers
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