New Marijuana Regulations Impact Boxmakers

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is offering an updated webinar, Marijuana in the Workplace with instructor Christine V. Walters, J.D., MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Independent Consultant, FiveL Company on Thursday, February 11 at 2:00 pm ET. 

Across the nation we see three trends related to laws addressing the use of marijuana: (1) legalization; (2) decriminalization; (3) and legal use of medically prescribed marijuana. Each has actual or potential implications in the workplace. 

States continue to expand the employment-related rights of individuals who use marijuana. Additionally, OSHA announced in its 2020 regulatory agenda that it will address workplace testing. With laws that decriminalize or legalize marijuana, prohibit related inquiries of applicants for employment, and testing of employees, it is becoming harder for employers to ensure workplace safety, productivity, and administer related programs.

This webinar will help attendees:

  • Understand how to balance federal law that still classifies marijuana as an illegal substance and state and local jurisdictions that permit its use for various reasons or in varying amounts
  • Know when they may take adverse action against an applicant or employee who tests positive for substance use
  • Learn how an employer may conduct substance testing
  • Discover what duty, if any an employee has to inform an employer of the use of prescribed or otherwise legal drugs

Walters will also update attendees on OSHA’s regulatory agenda.

Christine Walters J.D., MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, has more than 25 years’ combined experience in management, HR administration, employment law practice, and teaching. She has received national and regional awards, presented at conferences across the country, been engaged as an expert witness for the defense, and testified before U.S. Congressional and state legislative committees and administrative agencies on employment issues. Her book, “From Hello to Goodbye: Proactive Tips for Maintaining Positive Employee Relations” has been one of the publisher’s (SHRM) “Great 8” best-sellers for five consecutive years and is pre-approved by HRCI for 2.5 continuing education credits! Today Walters works as an independent consultant providing proactive human resources and employment law consulting services and training programs doing business as FiveL Company, “Helping Leaders Limit their Liability by Learning the Law.” She is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland.

Registration for Marijuana in the Workplace is $250 for members and $500 for non-members. This webinar is part of the All Access Pass. Pass holders can use their promo code to register at no additional cost. 

AICC members lower training costs and streamline payments with the All Access Pass. For one payment of $1,695, participating companies are given a code that all employees can use to register for every webinar scheduled through August 2021. Each company also receives a recording of each webinar. With more than 70 webinars scheduled and recorded, the All Access Pass represents a value of more than $12,500. Learn more at

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Questions about training and the value a well-trained workforce brings to a company can be directed to Taryn Pyle, Director of Education & Leadership Development,, or Chelsea May, Education and Training Manager, or 703.836.2422.

About AICC, The Independent Packaging Association

We are a growing membership association which serves independent corrugated, folding carton, and rigid box manufacturers and suppliers with education and information in print, in person, and online. AICC membership is for the full company and employees at all locations have access to member benefits. AICC offers free online education to all members to help the individual maximize their potential, and the member company maximize its profit. When companies invest and engage, AICC delivers success.