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The Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Transportation: What Carriers Need to Know

Thursday, May 2, 2019

1:00-2:00 p.m. EST

Topics:  Legal, Human Resources and Operations

Level:  All

Continuing Education Credits: This Live Learning webinar provides 1 CE credit toward the Truckload Academy Human Resources Certificate (HR-OP, HH-RR, or HR-L) and renewal of the Truckload Academy Certificate of Fleet Management (CFM).

When it comes to the growing list of states legalizing marijuana, carriers are often confused between public opinion, federal and state law, and the impact on their company.  The federal government continues to classify marijuana as an illicit drug, with many variations between the states.  The results have proven to create challenges from an occupational health and safety, as well as an enforcement perspective   

 Join TCA to learn from Todd Simo, M.D., Deputy Chief Mark Savage, and Attorney Adam Dolan, where our speakers will cover the current law as it relates to marijuana legalization, how these challenges affect recruitment, retention, and human resource policy in your daily operations, and gain law enforcement insights to gauge potential impacts to your drivers, including what your drivers can expect in roadside inspections, and how law enforcement proceeds if they believe a driver is impaired.  

 Come learn how these three areas impact your company policies and how federal law can protect your business. 

 Specific Topics Include: 

  1. An overview of the federal law as well as several examples of state-by-state legal variations and related implications affecting human resource personnel. 
  2. An overview of occupational health and safety issues, including an FMCSA perspective. 
  3. A list of law enforcement challenges as they relate to roadside inspections, as well as what happens when a driver is suspected of being impaired.   

 This interactive session will have the opportunity to ask questions and get the answers you need. 

CEOs; COOs; operations, safety officers, compliance officers, driver trainers, fleet managers, fleet and human resources personnel  

  • Adam Dolan, Attorney, Partner & Co-Chair of the Cannabis Law Group at Goldberg Segalla, LLP 
  • Deputy Chief Mark Savage, Colorado State Patrol, Department of Public Safety
  • Todd Simo, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and VP of Transportation Business Development,Hireright 


Workforce Solutions Webinar Series Sponsors

The Workforce Solutions Webinar Series sponsors are a part of a consortium of industry vendors that serve the truckload industry by providing services to carriers that supports their efforts in recruitment, retention or human resources.  Their support of the Workforce Solutions Webinar Series means that the webinar and the recording will be available to all TCA members without charge.


Contact Tom Robb with any questions about the webinar.