The New 80-20: Drug Testing and the Laws on Marijuana
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  • Duration : 60 Minutes
  • Level : Beginner
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Deirdre Kamber Todd is the Partner with the Kamber Law Group, P.C., a next-generation law-firm located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Her areas of practice include business and employment law, antidiscrimination laws, LGBTQIA issues, medical marijuana, contracts, healthcare, and HIPAA. With numerous accolades for her work as an employment lawyer and litigator, Deirdre has been quoted or appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, SHRM National, Business Insurance Weekly, and PBS.



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This program will cover what you need to include for drug testing, why you need drug testing information, the significance of drug testing under SAMHSA, distinctions in testing that can emerge, and what you need to include in our handbook, as well as other critical issues in drug testing for prescriptions, interactions, and other hot testing issues.  

Areas Covered

  • General understanding of the importance of drug testing for cannabis and other drugs
  • Discussion on the SAMHSA standards for testing
  • Other handbook considerations in drug testing
  • Other hot topics in drug policies and employee/doctor interactions

Course Level - Basic

Who Should Attend

All human resource experts, generalists, and employees with human resource obligations

Why Should You Attend

If you have a drug and alcohol policy or apply drug testing to applicants or employees, you need an accurate drug testing policy based on the actions of your drug lab. This applies to not just cannabis testing but all drug testing that you do. Failure to provide accurate policies and procedures can invalidate your drug policy and leave you open to litigation for discrimination and other claims.

Topic Background

We are coming to a critical point with cannabis in the workplace and marijuana laws. Approximately:

  • 80% of states have legalized, or are legalizing, cannabis in some form.
  • 80% of Americans believe that we need to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act and enact a single federal law for the safe creation, dissemination, and use of cannabis.  
  • 80% of state cannabis laws allow for discrimination protections for legal users of medical or recreational cannabis.
  • 80% drug labs are estimated to be SAMHSA certified and/or apply SAMHSA federal standards on cannabis drug testing. 

Despite these united opinions, the continued ban on cannabis under the CSA and state law inconsistencies have maintained the chaos in cannabis policy drafting. The one area of federal consistency should be employer’s policies on drug testing, yet most employers make a grievous error in failing to accurately describe and follow their drug laboratory’s testing policies.

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