Legalized Marijuana: Free Webinar Helps Clear the Air for Employers

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on June 12, 2018 0 Comments

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Medical marijuana use is legal in 29 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. In addition, nine states and the District of Columbia allow for the recreational use of marijuana.

These new laws present unique challenges for employers, who now must consider how legalized marijuana use could impact their workplace policies.

NAHB is pleased to offer a new on-demand webinar titled “Dazed and Confused: The Buzz Surrounding Legalized Marijuana in the Home Building Industry.” The webinar supplements A Builder’s Guidebook: Marijuana in the Home Building Industry, issued late last year.

The webinar describes the differences between state and federal laws, including the responsibilities under OSHA and the General Duty Clause, and examines various ways the legalization of marijuana can impact the home building industry.

The webinar covers:

  • Laws regarding medical marijuana use and implications for “safety sensitive” jobs.
  • Best practices for workplace drug policies and testing procedures.
  • Training essentials for managers.
  • Actions to take when an employee tests positive for drug use.
  • Liability issues for employers who terminate employees for medical marijuana use.

The Builder’s Guidebook and the webinar are available on the Construction Liability Resources page on nahb.org in the Trending Now section.

For more information, please contact David Jaffe at 202-266-8317.

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