Employment Compliance in the Age of Legalized Marijuana

January 15, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Crowne Plaza
260 Mall Blvd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406

January Dinner Meeting

Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDC's and 1.25 HRCI Credits

Though cannabis is illegal under federal law, at least 30 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for medical use and ten states, as well as D.C., have legalized it for recreational use—a dichotomy that presents a unique and complex challenge for employers. This presentation will provide an overview of federal and state marijuana laws (particularly the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act), discuss specific aspects of the employment relationship affected by the legalization of marijuana in certain states, and offer practical guidance for employers on how to navigate this new and developing area of the law.


Josh Horn, Esq- Joshua is co-chair of the Fox Rothschilds Securities Industry practice and co-chair of the Cannabis Law practice.
Joshua represents major financial services companies in matters throughout the country. He also represents financial
advisory companies, individual advisors, and counselors in FINRA examinations, enforcement and arbitrations. Joshua
has also represented individual brokers on disciplinary matters before FINRA and state securities commissions, and
has represented companies and individuals in SEC investigations.

Josh is a sought-after authority on complex cannabis law issues. He has advised Philadelphia City Council on the
employment law challenges posed by Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program as a representative of the
Philadelphia Bar Association’s Medical Marijuana and Hemp Committee.


Joseph McNelis III, Esq.- Joe focuses his practice at Fox Rothschilds, on the litigation of labor and employment matters and commercial disputes. He has extensive
experience in wage-and-hour actions, as well as wrongful termination litigation and contract disputes. He regularly
handles matters in the Pennsylvania state courts and in federal courts throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the
Joe is also a member of Fox’s Cannabis Law Practice Group. He regularly writes for "In the Weeds," the firm’s
Cannabis Law blog, where he tracks legal developments in this highly regulated industry in Pennsylvania and
nationwide. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Medical Marijuana and Hemp Law Committee,
where he leads the Employment Law Subcommittee.


$20.00 Students

$30.00 GVFHRA Members
$40.00 after 12:00 am January 12

$50.00 Non-Member
$60.00 after 12:00 am January 12

$20.00 Student