Legal Breakfast Seminar: Workplace Impacts of Marijuana Legalization

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
8:00-8:30 – Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:30-10:00 – Presentation/Q&A

16 Bay View St., Camden

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During the session, Eaton Peabody attorneys Gretchen Jones and Sarah Newell will discuss issues for consideration by Maine businesses as a result of the illegality of marijuana and marijuana businesses under federal law.

They will share with you the current status of the law and guidance intended to assist professionals, businesses, and insurers in assessing and addressing the risks presented by marijuana legalization in Maine.

Presentation will cover:

  • Law enforcement expectations
  • Due diligence
  • Best practices
  • Other risk management issues

Gretchen Jones

Shareholder and Chair, Business Law Practice Group

Gretchen has extensive experience in representing businesses and financial institutions in transactional matters as well as before the Maine Legislature, members of Congress, federal financial regulators and state agencies. She also represents individuals and business entities in business succession and transition planning and estate planning and administration. Her expertise encompasses serving as general outside counsel; governance; regulatory compliance; finance; charter conversions; and mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations. She is a frequent speaker on a variety of legal issues including financial services regulatory matters and business planning. Representative groups include the Credit Union National Association; Maine Bankers Association; Maine Credit Unions’ Compliance Council; Chambers of Commerce and state Credit Union Leagues.

Sarah Newell


Sarah Newell represents employers in the private, nonprofit and public sectors and her practice is focused on employment and labor law. She assists clients with a broad range of issues including wage & hour, sexual harassment, FMLA, employee discipline and discharge, discrimination, whistleblower actions, collective bargaining, contract administration, labor arbitration, and other employment and labor issues. Sarah also investigates complaints of discrimination for employers, colleges, and universities on a regular basis.