Thoelecke Presents Webcast for Illinois State Bar Association on Illinois Recreational Marijuana Law

Chicago, IL – December 13, 2019 — InOut Labs president Tim Thoelecke was one of two featured presenters at a program entitled “Legal Cannabis and the Workplace” hosted by the Illinois State Bar Association on December 12. The program was offered by ISBA as part of its new Cannabis Law Section, and a recorded version is available [...]

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Workplace Drug Testing in the Age of Marijuana Legalization

Workplace Drug Testing in the Age of Marijuana Legalization Marijuana prohibition began in 1934 with the Uniform State Narcotic Drug Act, which banned the sale, cultivation, and use of the cannabis plant. Fast-forward 85 years later, however, and 33 states have legalized medical marijuana, while 11 states have allowed its recreational use among adults over [...]

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We won’t call the cops, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a problem.

Occasionally, our clients ask if a positive drug test results in trouble with the law. No, we don’t call the police, but that doesn’t mean all is well. Sometimes an individual tests positive for cocaine or some other illegal drug. Are we obligated to turn the person in? Thankfully, no. We’re not trained in law [...]

Medical marijuana and the Illinois workplace. And why you should care.

On August 1, 2013, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law the “Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act.” Whether you support it or not, it WILL affect the workplace. And not in a good way. The drug testing and HR worlds are buzzing with concern and questions.  Many questions. [...]

Legalized marijuana is GOOD for business!

For MY business, that is! For yours? Not so much. Here’s why it’s good for me: Post-accident testing A key part of any company’s risk management program is to drug test employees immediately following a workplace accident. It’s a simple matter of ruling out (or in) drugs or alcohol as a factor in the accident [...]