On August 24th, the Associated Builders & Contractors of Arkansas hosted a lunch & learn and Zoom event where our expert attorney, Greg Northern with Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C., discussed the current status of Medical Marijuana Laws in our state. He gave a brief overview of drug testing standards and legal issues followed by a discussion on recent trends in Arkansas that included: recreational marijuana use during non-working hours and legal liabilities (Workers’ Comp, insurance coverage, negligent hiring/retention, etc.); medical marijuana use and status of Safety Sensitive designations; permission/Prohibition of other “legal” drugs, such as hemp/CBD and prescription medications; and the pending legal challenges in Arkansas. He also went over points to consider for your drug testing policy and best practices. As always, we appreciate Greg taking the time to educate our members! Special thanks to our Red White & Blue Sponsors for providing lunch for our in-person attendees!