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Registration for the 2021 Spring Regulatory Workshop is now open!

  • April 19-21, 2021 – Regulatory Workshop: Cannabis Regulatory Compliance


Regulatory Workshop: Cannabis & Workplace Safety

Join NACD virtually on April 19-21, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (ET) each day for a deep dive into the implications of state cannabis laws, cannabidiol (CBD), and industrial hemp on workplace safety. This workshop will be presented by Attorney and Managing Partner at Caldwell Everson PLLC, Faye Caldwell. Faye is “a trusted advisor, sought after speaker and results driven litigator, devoting her practice to drug testing issues.” Faye will provide expert knowledge on state cannabis laws for employers and leave each attendee with the tools they need to develop an effective drug testing policy for your company and employees.

Thank you to our Regulatory Workshop sponsor: Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc.!



Registration is now closed.


Regulatory Workshop: Cannabis & Workplace Safety

*Agenda is subject to change, please check back for the most current version of this information.

FAYE CALDWELL, Attorney at Law, Caldwell Everson PLLC

Faye Caldwell is the managing partner of Caldwell Everson PLLC, an employment and drug testing law practice in Houston, Texas. Faye has more than two decades of experience counseling and defending clients across the drug testing industry, including employers, collectors, MROs, TPAs, and HHS-certified laboratories, and appears as legal counsel on behalf of her clients in both state and federal courts across the country. Faye provides specialized legal representation and advice in all areas of this law, including: pre-litigation disputes, trial and appeals, administrative proceedings, reviewing, drafting, and revising drug and alcohol testing policies and procedures, and guidance and representation regarding third-party requests for testing information and records. Faye is also a member of the federal Drug Testing Advisory Board, is a Board member of the Substance Abuse Program Administrator’s Association and a frequent speaker on drug testing topics.

In her practice, Faye frequently works closely with toxicology and other industry experts regarding the scientific and technological processes involved in drug testing and brings with her a breadth of scientific and legal knowledge that is necessary to a comprehensive understanding of the complicated intricacies and issues that arise in workplace drug testing.

Additionally, Faye consults with laboratories regarding drug testing compliance, providing expertise and eliciting testimony in federal and state agency proceedings, and conducting pre-inspection audits of HHS certified laboratories. She also regularly provides clients with guidance regarding SAMHSA, DOT, and state law substance abuse testing.


Monday, April 19, 2021
2:00-3:30 pm

Current State of Play in Cannabis Law & Real World Case Studies
In this session, Faye will set the stage for the workshop with an overview of the current federal and state laws and regulations addressing medical and recreational marijuana. Faye will examine a few specific case studies, focusing on states that have legalized recreational marijuana and using these examples to look at trends in the workplace to help formulate policy.

3:30-4:00 pm

Q&A with Faye

4:00 pm

Questions and Closing Remarks for Day 1

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
2:00-3:00 pm

Focus on CBD and Industrial Hemp & Real World Case Studies
In addition to marijuana, the sale and use of Cannabidiol (CBD) continues to increase. This raises additional workplace challenges caused by uncertainties regarding THC levels in products and a lack of regulatory clarity. Faye will examine a few specific case studies, using these examples to look at trends in the workplace to help formulate policy.

3:00-3:30 pm

Q&A with Faye

3:30-4:00 pm How to Develop an Effective Drug Testing Policy for Your Company and Employees (Part I)
Starting in this session into tomorrow's session, Faye will build on the information presented thus far to address difficult workplace challenges and questions and set the framework for how companies should approach the cannabis issue. The objective is for each attendee to leave the workshop with a roadmap for implementing practical cannabis policies in his or her workplace.
4:00 pm

Questions and Closing Remarks for Day 2

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
2:00-3:00 pm

How to Develop an Effective Drug Testing Policy for Your Company and Employees (Part II)

Continuing from Tuesday's session.

4:00 pm

Final Questions and Closing Remarks for Day 3


Here's what attendees of the August 2020 virtual regulatory workshop had to say about their experience:

"It worked great for me! I really enjoyed the chat box as well as being able to ask questions face to face in the breakout rooms at the end. The interaction level was great and there were plenty of breaks! Not too many and not too little. Two hour sessions were good because they covered a good amount of material, but weren't too long that I started to get restless."

"Thank you for putting together this excellent TSCA workshop!  A few key points during the first day have already been worth the price of admission."



Past Workshops:

Virtual Regulatory Trade Workshop

Is your company considering taking your business international? Curious about the requirements for importing and exporting chemicals? Want to make sure your company is in compliance with current regulatory requirements? Attendees of the NACD Virtual Trade Regulatory Workshop went over:

  • General Importer Responsibilities: What is reasonable care? What are the required forms and processes to import goods into the U.S.?
  • How to Save Money on Imports: Cost savings strategies to reduce duties payable through regulatory and operational methods
  • Best Practices for Staying in Compliance: Proper recordkeeping, auditing strategies, and how best to interact with Customs & Border Protection and other regulatory agencies

Virtual Regulatory TSCA Workshop

NACD's Virtual Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Hot Topics Regulatory Workshop was a huge success! The workshop, held August 11-13, 2020, and was presented by regulatory experts from Bergeson & Campbell P.C., including Managing Partner Lynn Bergeson, Director of Chemistry Dr. Richard Engler, and Senior Regulatory Consultant Kathleen Roberts. The workshop reviewed TSCA and covered current hot topics including Significant New Use Rules (SNURs), the high-priority chemical risk evaluations and industry fees, Chemical Data Reporting (CDR), and more.