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MBA: The New Marijuana Law: Impacts on the Workplace

  • Mass Bar Association 20 West Street Boston, MA, 02111 United States (map)

From the MBA: 

What does legalization of recreational marijuana mean for Massachusetts employers and employees? On December 15, 2016, the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act began to take effect.  Under the new law, adults 21 years of age or older may possess and use recreation marijuana.  The Act provides limited guidance on how to balance employers' rights to restrict their employees' marijuana use and employees' rights under the new law.

  Our panel of experts will discuss:

  • The impacts legalized recreation marijuana will have in the workplace, from Drug-Free Workplace policies to drug-testing policies to social media policies.


Meghan Slack, Esq., program chair
Law Office of Meghan Slack, Arlington

Margaret Paget, Esq., moderator
Kurker Paget LLC, Waltham

Sarah Arnholz, Esq.
Partners HealthCare System, Boston

Anthony Califano, Esq.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Boston

Sunila Thomas-George, Esq.
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Boston