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Marijuana legalization is changing quickly and the ramifications in the workplace are changing along with it. As part of the tri-state area, Pennsylvania employers need to be keenly aware of the laws in Pennsylvania and in surrounding states as well. As important as understanding the current laws is strategically planning for the future of pre-employment and post-hire testing.

Join us for a deeper dive into the topic of marijuana legalization and the workplace during our in-person event which will provide a playbook to support you in updating your organization’s policies and procedures as well as help you in navigating the challenges regarding workplace testing and enforcement.

Discussion topics include:
1. Overview of the landscape and laws
2. The challenge of testing for marijuana versus other drugs
3. Policies and procedures for today
4. Rethinking workplace drug testing
5. Legalization, lobbying and moving forward

If you couldn’t attend the intro webinar, you may still register for the Programming Bundle (includes the webinar and this in-person event) for an added registration discount! We will send you a link to the recording of the webinar titled, “Legal Marijuana and HR – Landscape, Legal and Looking Forward”, which is approved for 1 SHRM PDC & 1 HR (General) HRCI Credit.

*Viewing of the webinar is not required to register for the in-person session, but it provides some great background information on the topic.


Meet your presenters:

Nina M. French is the Managing Partner of the Current Consulting Group with over 27 years of experience in employee screening. Nina consults on all facets of the screening industry, policy, industry trends, and screening operations.  Nina is a nationally recognized expert in substance abuse testing.  She is widely published and has been featured by US News and World Reports, NBC News, EHS, OHS, SHRM, DATIA, SAPAA, NAPBS and speaks at over 40 events annually.

Christine M. Jensen, SPHR®, CWDP, SHRM-SCP is the Senior Human Resource Consultant for CCG with nearly 30 years of experience. Ms. Jensen has valuable knowledge and experience in the litigation of employment issues, managing large-scale unionized workforces and workers’ compensation programs, and more.


*Please note, if you register as a Non-Philly SHRM member and then become a member we will not refund the difference. Please email us at if you are interested in becoming a member.


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