Does it still make sense to test for marijuana? After all, 16 states and the District of Columbia have fully legalized pot and 33 states have legalized medicinal marijuana. In some states, those laws also place certain conditions on employers making it more challenging to test for marijuana. Yet, drug testing for marijuana is still legal in all 50 states and has never been more important. Pot use is approaching record levels, more applicants and employees are testing positive, and employers who stop testing for the drug face exposure to legal liability that makes doing so a very unwise business decision.
In this presentation, Bill Current, founder of the Current Consulting Group and the author of Why Drug Testing?, will discuss state marijuana laws and their impact on the workplace. He will present three compelling reasons why employers should continue testing for marijuana and outline specific things they can include in their drug testing policy to avoid running afoul of restrictive state laws. He will also share a simple-to-use, highly effective ROI model that helps employers understand the value of testing for marijuana.
– Understanding current trends in state marijuana laws & legislation
– The three specific reasons why testing for marijuana will always makes sense
– What employers can do when someone tests positive
– Addressing marijuana in a company drug testing policy
– Measuring the ROI of testing for marijuana in today’s highly litigious pro-legalization environment
Bill Current is the author of “Why Drug Testing: Updated and Expanded for 2020,” as well as 9 other books on substance-related issues. He founded the Current Consulting Group in 1998 and it has become the number one recognized brand name in compliance, business development, and operations consulting in the drug testing industry. He created Current Compliance, the only comprehensive on-line subscription database on all state laws related to workplace drug testing.
July 28, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST