Keeping Perspective Through the Marijuana Culture Shift

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This webinar occurred on: February 18, 2015

As states trend toward marijuana legalization, popular notions about the safety of the substance are often misunderstood or over-stated. This leads to new questions and quests for more information on the topic, such as: “How safe is marijuana REALLY?” “What are the expected outcomes for employers in states where marijuana laws are changing?” “What long-term impacts can be anticipated where legalization is embraced?” and “How can we best prepare to protect the safety of our work place?”

We will tackle these weighty subjects and more as we hear from an expert in the Colorado venue about actual outcomes and best practices for moving forward in a changing culture of substance use.

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This webinar occurred on: February 18, 2015


Jo McGuire

While serving in the field of drug and alcohol testing, Jo was appointed to serve on the Colorado Governor’s Task Force to recommend a legislative framework for marijuana regulation. On the Taxation, Banking and Civil Law work group, she made recommendations for employer’s rights to drug test.

Jo serves on the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association Board of Directors, co-chairing the International Marijuana Education and Outreach Committee, working with national health experts to provide educational information regarding public health & safety.

Her current project: Of Substance Media will provide a clearinghouse of information, resources and scientific, evidence-based research that will aid and assist in countering the societal harmful effects of addictive substances as revenue options.


OraSure Technologies

OraSure Technologies, the pioneers of oral fluid drug testing, offers testing products for drugs of abuse, cotinine and alcohol. The Intercept® Oral Fluid Drug Test offers laboratory confidence with oral fluid convenience. It combines the ease, efficiency, and cost savings of oral fluid collection with increased sample integrity and the accuracy of laboratory-based drug tests.
In addition, Q.E.D.®, our point-of-care alcohol test offers quantitative ethanol detection with a high correlation to blood levels and a testing range of 0-145 mg/dL. Q.E.D.® is CLIA-waived and DOT-approved

The Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA)

The Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) was founded in 1995 and has grown to represent over 1500 members. DATIA represents the entire spectrum of drug and alcohol service providers including collection sites, laboratories, consortia/TPAs, MROs, employers, and testing equipment manufacturers.

Our mission is to promote the highest possible standards of professionalism and quality control in the drug and alcohol testing industry, and develop and oversee education, certification, and accreditation programs for the drug and alcohol testing industry. We serve as the coordinated voice for the industry on regulatory and legislative matters of drug and alcohol testing and collection issues as well as drug free workplace regulatory issues. DATIA actively cooperates with other entities, organizations, and service providers involved with or affected by drug and alcohol testing on common interests and concerns, including but not limited to, substance abuse professionals, substance abuse program administrators, employee assistance professionals, Medical Review Officers, testing laboratories and employer trade associations.

Duration: 1 Hour