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Navigating Maritime Operator Concerns After Marijuana Legalization - Seattle


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In November of 2012, the voters of Washington State passed Initiative 502 (I-502), which "establishes precedent for growing, processing, retailing and possessing marijuana" legally in the state of Washington. The voters of Oregon followed suit in November of 2014, passing Measure 91 to similarly legalize recreational marijuana. Recreational marijuana is now available in Washington and will soon be available in Oregon. Still, cannabis is a controlled substance and its possession or use in connection with a marine accident could increase exposure.

Come and learn from our panel of attorneys about what to watch for, best practices for employers, and potential consequences for the unwary employer or operator.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Legality of marijuana
  • Exposure in the event of a claim involving evidence of marijuana
  • Federal regulation of seamen
  • Peculiar issues for employment of seamen
  • Testing concerns for employers of seamen and non-seaman maritime workers

This seminar will be broadcast by videoconference with speakers presenting in both the firm's Portland and Seattle offices. 

A complimentary breakfast will be provided in the Portland and Seattle offices.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Registration and Breakfast: 7:30 am
Program: 8:00 - 9:15 am

Registration is complimentary.

Please RSVP no later than Friday, March 27.

Portland, OR Location

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3400
Seattle, WA 98101

Validated parking is available in the City Centre garage.


March 31, 2015
7:30 am Registration and Breakfast


Seattle, WA