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Medical Marijuana in the Workplace


Arkansas voters approved the legalization of medical marijuana in the November 2016 general election. Understandably, employers have questions about how this move will affect their workplaces. Therefore, the AAC hosted a Medical Marijuana in the Workplace seminar on July 18, 2017. The event featured four speakers who discussed the intersection of state and federal laws; employment and drug testing policies; anticipated areas of litigation and lessons learned from other states; and compliance with new state laws regarding medical marijuana.

For those unable to attend the event, we offer a video of the day's discussion.

In addition, you may download the presenters' Powerpoint presentations and other handouts. (See sidebar.)


Watch "Weeding Out the Details of the Cannabis Carnival" seminar held at the 2017 AAC conference here.



Erika Gee
Wright, Lindsey and Jennings

The State of Medical Marijuana PowerpointPowerpoint, PDF, Handout



Chastity Scifres
Pulaski County Attorney's Office

Updating Drug Testing Policies — Powerpoint, PDF

Pulaski County personnel policy

DOT Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Notice



Jason Owens
Rainwater, Holt and Sexton

Medical Marijuana, Federalism and Lessons from Other States — Handout



Carolyn Witherspoon
Cross, Gunter & Witherspoon

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment & Act 539 of 2017: Practical Tips for CompliancePowerpoint, PDF

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