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Is Legalized Marijuana Close to Becoming a Reality in Ohio (or are Supporters Just Blowing Smoke)?

The Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will host Hancock County Safety Council, featuring a presentation titled “Is Legalized Marijuana Close to Becoming a Reality in Ohio (or are Supporters Just Blowing Smoke)?” on Thursday, May 5th from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. This webinar costs $10 to attend.

The webinar will feature main speaker Jim Yates of Eastman & Smith’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.

This presentation will address the latest efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Ohio. Jim will discuss the current legislative initiative in Ohio and upcoming deadlines for legislative action and placement of the issue on the ballot; State, federal, and local trends related to legalization of marijuana for recreational use; and legal and practical issues that Ohio employers should consider when addressing marijuana-related workplace issues in 2022.

Registration can be done online at www.HancockCountySafetyCouncil.com.

The Hancock County Safety Council is co-sponsored by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Safety & Hygiene Division, and holds regular meetings to increase awareness of a safe environment in the workplace.

For more information, visit HancockCountySafetyCouncil.com, contact The Findlay•Hancock County Chamber of Commerce at 419.422.3313, or email info@FindlayHancockChamber.com.

About Jim Yates:

Jim Yates, Esq., SHRM-SCP, is a member of Eastman & Smith Ltd.’s Labor and Employment Practice Group who represents employers in various labor and employment and workplace safety matters, including defending employers in workers’ compensation matters, including VSSRs, OSHA matters, workplace intentional tort cases, employment discrimination charges and litigation, FLSA litigation, and representing employers in collective bargaining. He regularly consults with clients regarding the drafting and implementation of employment policies and conducts supervisor training. He is a frequent presenter to area safety councils, human resource organizations, and chambers of commerce


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