NAWBO VC hosts “Clear the Smoke Around Marijuana in the Marketplace” June 19

NAWBO Ventura County hosts “Clear the Smoke Around Marijuana in the Marketplace”
~ an informative evening for employers and business owners

Join NAWBO Ventura County (NAWBO VC) on Tuesday, June 19th at the Wedgewood Center, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo from 5:30pm-8:00pm for a must-attend presentation about Proposition 64, the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana and how it impacts your business as an employer. The dinner meeting is open to all and seats may be reserved at
Guest speaker Rabiah Rahman, Esq. of Strauss & Strauss, APC, will address many questions and concerns
employers are raising about their rights and liabilities with regards to marijuana use by employees. Rahman
will discuss:

  • California’s new recreational marijuana law
  • Employers’ rights and obligations under the law
  • What effect the law will have on drug-free workplace policies
  • Whether employers must accommodate an employee’s use of medical marijuana
  • Drug testing policies
  • Employees’ rights

Rabiah Rahman is an employment and labor law attorney who received her law degree from the UC Berkeley
School of Law. While at Berkeley she interned for the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney
General in the Criminal Appeal Division, where she defended criminal appeals on behalf of the State of
California. She currently works at Ventura-based Strauss & Strauss, APC.

“NAWBO supports business owners as they traverse the challenges and successes of entrepreneurship,”
stated Elaine Hollifield, President of NAWBO VC. “We feel the topic of recreational marijuana and employment
law is extremely important to understand for our members and the business community overall and are thrilled
to bring this important discussion to Ventura County.”

NAWBO Ventura County – The local Ventura County chapter of NAWBO is committed to strengthening the
wealth creating capacity of its members while promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial
Ventura County community. Additionally the local chapter focuses on creating innovative and effective change
in the business culture, building strategic alliances and transforming public policy for the benefit of its members.
Membership is open to women sole proprietors, partners and corporate owners as well as those businesses
that support women owned businesses. Learn more:

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