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December 16, 2016

Americas: High Anxiety? The Meeting Planner’s Common Sense Cannabis Checklist

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The 2016 election added several states to the list of those that have legalized recreational marijuana use. In Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Washington, D.C., it is now legal for adults to purchase marijuana for recreational use, and several other states have decriminalized possession of the drug. If you’re meeting in one of these pot-friendly states, 2017 may be the year your attendees want a whiff. These simple measures can help you avoid a “bad trip.”

1. An ounce of prevention is worth 10 grams of trouble. Just because possession is legal does not mean a person can use in public. Laws vary from state to state. Attorney Barbara Dunn O’Neal says, “A neutral way to clarify the rules is to provide a link to [local regulations] on your registration page.” The city of Boulder, Colo., for example, has a useful fact sheet detailing dos and don’ts.

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