Rewriting Cannabis Drug Testing Policies

Mar 14, 2022

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Recording: Rewriting Cannabis Drug Testing Policies, Mar 14, 2022

As cannabis becomes increasingly legal and accepted in the US and beyond, organizations from Amazon to the NBA are revising their drug testing policies to reflect evolving attitudes better. However, contradictions still exist, as demonstrated very publicly when a positive cannabis test eliminated sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson from competing in the 2021 Olympics. Today, governments, corporations, and athletic organizations have an opportunity and obligation to drive a cultural shift toward a more tolerant and equitable future by revising their drug testing policies and the misguided assumptions that caused them in the first place. Those who are rewriting their drug testing rules embrace a promising future of work, sports, and democracy where order, productivity, and cannabis coexist.

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Chris Beals

Weedmaps/WM Technology

Rich Kleiman

Thirty Five Ventures / Boardroom

Shayda Torabi

RESTART CBD

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Format:

Panel

Type:

Session

Track:

Culture

Summit:

Athlete Empowerment

Level:

Beginner