When Green Fades to Gray: Workplace Standards in the Cannabis Era

The Maryland Association of Human Resources Officers, an affiliate of the Maryland Association of Counties, sponsors an educational session about cannabis and county employment issues at the MACo Winter Conference.

Medical cannabis use by county employees may complicate existing personnel policies.

The use of medical cannabis, now legal under State law, may create a gray area within county government personnel policies. Traditional health and safety polices – especially important for county government roles that involve operating utility equipment, supervising children, and protecting public safety – are not as clear with medical cannabis use. In addition, ADA compliance, requests for accommodation, and wrongful termination challenges are anticipated.

In the educational session, When Green Fades to Gray: Workplace Standards in the Cannabis Era, speakers will share how workplace policies may need to be clarified or adapted now that medical cannabis is legal in Maryland and what may be in store—from a Human Resources perspective—if recreational marijuana is legalized in Maryland.


  • Kimberly L. Frock, CEBS, GBA, RPA, CLRP, Human Resources Director, Carroll County Government
  • Jim Richardson, Director, Harford County Department of Human Resources
  • Helen White, CSAPA, White Glove Drug & Alcohol Testing, Inc.
  • Albert (Bert) B. Randall, Jr., Esq., President, Franklin & Prokopik, P.C.

Date: Thursday, January 3, 2019

Place: Hyatt Resort, Cambridge, Maryland

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