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Topics included alcohol, medical marijuana and opiates in the workplace


(West Palm Beach, Fla.) – Business leaders and human resource professionals packed the Riviera Beach Marina Village on October 26 when Hanley Foundation, a leader in substance use disorder education, hosted a timely and thought-provoking seminar entitled “When Lawful Drugs Come to Work.”


Jonathan A. Segal and Kevin E. Vance, Duane Morris attorneys and employment law public speakers, presented to business professionals on alcohol, medical marijuana and opiates in the workplace. The laws surrounding questions like “Now that medical marijuana is lawful in Florida, what obligations does a Florida employer have, if any, to accommodate its use by employees?” were discussed and analyzed. WPBF anchor Mark Kelly emceed the event.


“With education as one of the primary missions of Hanley Foundation, ‘When Lawful Drugs Come to Work’ gave business owners and human resource professionals valuable insight to the legalities of employees using legal substances, such as alcohol, medical marijuana and prescribed opiates,” said Jan Cairnes, CEO of Hanley Foundation. “With the opioid epidemic and legalization of medical marijuana in Florida as top-of-mind issues here in Palm Beach County, we are thankful to Jonathan Segal and Kevin Vance for sharing their expertise on hard-hitting topics employers face every day.”


“When Lawful Drugs Come to Work” was sponsored by the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, the Duane Morris Institute, Riviera Beach Marina Village, WPBF and Florida Weekly.


Established more than 30 years ago by Mary Jane and Jack Hanley, Hanley Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to give hope to individuals, families and communities affected by substance use disorders. The Foundation provides programming and grant support throughout Florida for advocacy, prevention, education and access to quality addiction treatment. The organization’s prevention programming is available free of charge to schools, churches and community groups.