High Times in Arkansas: Workplace Perspectives on Recreational and Medical Marijuana
In this session, Tangelia and Stuart will discuss the looming vote on recreational marijuana, how recreational marijuana might impact the Arkansas workplace, and the essential things employers already should be doing in terms of medical marijuana.
- Discuss efforts to legalize cannabis consumption in the state of Arkansas
- Discuss the impact new laws could have on workplace substance abuse policies
- Steps employers should be taking to comply with evolving laws and keep their employees safe.
Stuart Jackson, J.D.
Partner at Wright Lindsey Jennings
Stuart Jackson is one of the most highly regarded employment attorneys in Arkansas, whose focus as of late has been on pandemic-related employment issues (including vaccine mandates), marijuana (recreational and medical) in the Arkansas workplace and defending collective and class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act. He is also a passionate advocate for STEAM education, serving as chair of the Board of Directors for the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock in 2018 and 2019 and presently serving on its Capital Campaign Committee. Stuart graduated from Hendrix College in 1989 and Duke University School of Law in 1992.
Tangelia Clary-Marshall is an experienced Human Resources professional, with several years’ experience in leadership in both the public and private sectors. Her most recent role as Vice President of Human Resources for a cultivation facility in Arkansas has directed her focus to issues that new and developing organizations are facing in the Arkansas workplace. She is passionate about helping organizations create and implement employee policies and procedures that foster an inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued and appreciated. Tangelia serves as Chair of College Relations for Central Arkansas Human Resources Association (CAHRA). Tangelia graduated from Philander Smith College in 2012 and Arkansas State University in 2015. She is a current candidate of the Doctoral of Public Policy and Administration program at Walden University where she is expected to graduate in December of this year.