What Universities/ Colleges Must Know About Marijuana: Navigating Marijuana Legalization, Drug Use and Drug Testing Issues (EDUN76Z)

Presented By: Timothy E. Gilsbach , ESQ
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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 60 minutes
  • Tue, November 14, 2017
Event Description

Addressing the Use of Medical Marijuana on Campus and Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls

As more states legalize medical marijuana, colleges and universities are stuck in the complex situation of complying with both state law, which permits the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and federal law, which still prohibits it. This issue needs to be addressed with respect to both students and employees.

Join this session by expert speaker Timothy E. Gilsbach, Esq. who will review the issues that colleges and universities have to address when it comes to the use of medical marijuana on campus and the best means of avoiding potential legal pitfalls. Timothy will discuss the policies that colleges must and should have in place in this area both in terms of student and employment issues. He will discuss a list of potential pitfalls under federal law that this issue may raise. You will get a checklist of questions that colleges and employers should be using to address this issue when it comes up.

Session Highlights

  • Learn what colleges can and should do to address student requests for the use of medical marijuana on campus and in school facilities
  • Learn what colleges should do with respect to employees requesting the use of medical marijuana
  • Understand what colleges as an employer cannot do with respect to employees who use medical marijuana outside of work
  • Understand the impact of medical marijuana still being illegal under federal law
  • Learn whether federal law is going to change anytime soon
  • Learn about drug and other medical testing i.e. Understand more about the drug and alcohol policies which should be in place to ensure compliance with state and federal laws.
  • Contrary laws about marijuana and other substances
  • Gather proficiency about the process for legally conduct drugs screening/testing

Who Should Attend

  • Deans of faculty
  • Deans of student affairs
  • Public relation officers
  • HR directors
  • Coordinators of disability services
  • Coordinators of medical services

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Timothy E. Gilsbach ESQ
Timothy E. Gilsbach, is an attorney at King Spry and is member of the firm’s Education Group, concentrating his practice in the area of special education and student related issues. Tim defends school districts, intermediate units and charter schools in all phases of special education litigation, from state level adm... More info


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