Chris Manning Bio & Abstract
Presenter’s name: Chris ManningEmail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Credentials: Associate Executive Director, The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Mr. Manning is the Associate Executive Director of the 50+ year old nonprofit “The Council on Alcohol and Drugs”. He works tirelessly to help thousands of businesses, government agencies, and non-profits, which employ millions of employees, to navigate complex drugfree workplace issues.
Length of workshop: 90 Minutes
Workshop Title: Marijuana and the Workplace
Description of workshop: This workshop will (1) Dispel myths about marijuana (2) Address what business trends are shaping the way that businesses owners are responding to marijuana use/abuse? (3) Discuss what is being sold verses what is legal in Georgia? (4) Examine considerations that employers should take when deciding how to deal with marijuana use?
This workshop is designed to help learners:
1. Make long term business decisions related to marijuana and the Workplace2. Learn about current Hemp, CBD, and Marijuana products and legalities 3. To understand that having a plan to deal with marijuana use/abuse will have a large payoff long term4. Learn about additional resources which are available
Based on the contents of the workshop, learners will be able to:
1. Summarize why it is important for businesses to champion substance abuse prevention efforts. 2. Describe the current state of marijuana in the state of Georgia.3. Describe the pros/cons of removing marijuana from company drug tests.