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The Impact of Legalized Marijuana & THC Edibles on Employer Drug Testing
Thursday, March 23, 2023 11:00am to 12:00pm
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This event is for business Owners, Presidents, Safety/HR Personnel, Plant Management, Construction Superintendents, Project Managers, and Foreman!


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Thursday, March 23, 2023
11:00 AM Presentation
11: 45 AM Q &A
12:00 PM Available for follow-up calls

About this Webinar

Whether for medical or recreational use, legalization of marijuana is having an enormous impact on employers. This interactive seminar will provide an overview of an employer’s obligations in conducting drug and alcohol testing on applicants and employees. The webinar also addresses frequently asked questions raised by employers who conduct such testing, as well as covering an employer’s obligations under various state and federal laws.


  • Discuss best practices for drug testing policies
  • Discuss state laws that may protect employees who use marijuana (medical or recreational)
  • Discuss how the federal DOT rules apply
  • Discuss potential implications under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Join us to learn about the impact of marijuana in the workplace from your OECS workplace safety experts!

The Speaker

Thomas Revnew, Attorney at Law, is a shareholder with the law firm of Peters, Revnew, Kappenman & Anderson, P.A. Throughout his 29 year legal career, Tom has represented employers exclusively in all aspects of labor and employment law, including drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. He has successfully litigated a wide-variety of labor and employment law claims before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Mr. Revnew is also a frequent trainer and lecturer on a variety of labor and employment law topics.


Melissa Olheiser, OHST, is the Regional Manager for the Dakotas. In addition to serving her safety clients throughout North Dakota and Western Minnesota, she is involved with marketing, business development and building strong relationships with safety associations. Prior to joining OECS, she served as Safety Director in the transportation industry and consulted for both general industry and construction clients. She has her OHST through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and has a Health & Safety Management Certificate from the University of Alabama.