New Marijuana Law Update in Ohio Live webinar Online

On Demand Webinar Credits HR Certification Institute, NASBA, SHRM ( In Partnership With Lorman Business Center, LLC)

August 06 at 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Understand the pitfalls your organization faces when considering drug use policies and explore options that are available in Ohio.
Aside from criminal justice, there is perhaps no area of law greater impacted from legal marijuana than employment law. In the early days, employers were content to maintain zero-tolerance drug use policies. But, as more and more states enact more progressive marijuana laws, employers often find themselves having to choose between maintaining those policies or attracting and retaining talented employees. Additionally, in many states employers cannot rely on zero-tolerance drug use policies to discriminate against medical marijuana patients. As a result, many employers are exploring ways to accommodate employees’ legal marijuana use to adapt to this changing environment. This topic will identify the pitfalls facing employers when tinkering with drug use policies, particularly those conducting business in multiple states, and will also explore options that are available to employers who have workers using marijuana either medicinally or recreationally.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to describe the status of employer rights in states with legal marijuana programs.
  • You will be able to discuss the impact of future reform efforts on employers’ drug use policies.
  • You will be able to explain how employers can accommodate marijuana use by employees while still focusing on employee safety.
  • You will be able to identify opportunities for employers to retain and attract talent in states with legal marijuana programs.


Ohio Law and Marijuana
  • Rights of Ohio Employers
  • Rights of Ohio Patients
Synthesizing Your Drug Use Policies
  • Different Approaches by Different States
  • Ways to Accommodate Marijuana Use by Employees If Desired
The Horizon: Marijuana and the Workplace
  • Ballot vs. Legislature
  • Trends in Employment Law Relating to Marijuana

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for human resource professionals, business owners and managers, benefits and payroll professionals, operations managers, presidents, vice presidents, supervisors, managers, controllers, accountants and attorneys.

Your Instructor

Thomas G. Haren
Thomas G. Haren
  • Partner in the office of Frantz Ward LLP
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of cannabis law, including regulatory compliance, corporate governance, contract negotiations, risk management, and other day-to-day issues facing the cannabis industry
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous cannabis law and entrepreneurship
  • Written several publications related to the areas of cannabis law
  • Board of Directors, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association; National Cannabis Industry Association; International Cannabis Bar Association
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Cleveland Marshall College of Law


  • OH CLE 1.5 (Pending)
  • This course has been submitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE self-study hours. Approval pending.
  • HR Certification Institute 1.5
  • This program has been approved for 1.5 (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR(TM), aPHRi(TM), PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi(TM) and SPHRi(TM)recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at
  • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Preferred ProviderSHRM 1.5
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit
  • National Registry of CPE SponsorsCPE 1.8 including Personnel/HR 1.8
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 1.8 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Personnel/HR for 1.8 hours. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of employment laws. Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.

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