New Marijuana Law Update in Illinois
1 hour 30 minutes
Understand how employment law and Illinois’ cannabis law interplays with federal enforcement.
Illinois became the 11th state - along with the District of Columbia - to legalize recreational marijuana on January 1, 2020. Though federal law has remained largely unchanged, recreational marijuana continues to be legalized across several states and enforcement for personal consumption is virtually nonexistent. Many companies have growing concerns regarding Illinois’ cannabis law. How do employers maintain a safe and drug-free workplace? How do they protect themselves against litigation? This topic will address employment law and how Illinois’ cannabis law interplays with federal enforcement, using the construction industry as a case model. For those interested in opening or currently running a dispensary, this material will also cover banking and security issues, as well as training personnel.
• You will be able to review federal and Illinois legislation related to marijuana use.
• You will be able to define what you can stipulate in a contract to main a drug-free workplace.
• You will be able to identify reasonable actions an employer may take to treat recreational marijuana use.
• You will be able to recognize those who may be under the influence of cannabis at work.