Guest Speakers

  • <p>John Throckmorton</p>

    John Throckmorton

    John Throckmorton is a Senior Trainer and Account Executive with Tomo Drug Testing. He has been with Tomo since December 2000, serving as a collection technician, field manager, breath alcohol and drug collection trainer, and operations manager. Often referred to as “JT”, John has assisted businesses with the development and implementation of substance misuse testing programs, performed program reviews for compliance with State and Federal regulations, and annually conducts over 100 educational and training seminars. John is a 1979 graduate of Baptist Bible College where he met Carol, his wife of 44 years. They have two grown children and three grandchildren. John has been involved in public speaking for over 45 years.

  • <p>Jay Preston</p>

    Jay Preston

    Jay Preston is a Springfield native, and shareholder in the Litigation, Transactional, and Marijuana practices groups of Carnahan Evans PC. He holds an M.B.A. and J.D from the University of Missouri, and focuses his practice on litigation of business, trust, and real estate disputes. He also handles a variety of business transactional matters. Mr. Preston is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, and International Cannabis Bar Association. He has been involved in the Missouri marijuana industry since its inception. He assisted with the 2018 medical marijuana ballot initiative, and the 2018 campaign resulting in the passage of Amendment 2. He co-wrote five successful applications for medical marijuana facility licenses, has obtained facility licenses on behalf of multiple clients through administrative hearing commission appeals, and regularly assists medical marijuana clients with maintaining compliance with Missouri Department of Health regulation.

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Speaker 1: 

John Throckmorton

Unrolling Medical Marijuana: Best Practices and Trends

  1.  Be able to identify suggested steps for updating controlled substance testing policy and addressing safety issues related to medical marijuana and other medications
  2. Know recent trends in medical marijuana, CBD Oil and impact on safety in the workplace
  3. Understand options in drug testing methodology
  4. Learn an employer’s responsibility for compliance with state and federal regulations
  5. Be able to define training requirements for employees and supervisors
  6. Recognize the potential safety impact and benefits of a Drug-Free Workplace
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Speaker 2: 

Jay Preston

Four Years In.  An Update on Missouri’s Medical Marijuana Program, and Where it May be Heading.

  • Update on current status of program
  • Process and requirements to become licensed patient
  • Conflict between State and Federal Law, and the effect of that conflict
  • Employer/Employee Rights
  • What accommodations must an employer make for patients
  • Distinction between CBD, Delta 8 THC, and Hemp
  • Amendment 3; Adult Use Marijuana

 Event Agenda

  • 8AM-9AM

    Guest Arrive
  • 9AM-9:10AM


    Great Circle, Introduction of 1st Speaker

  • 9:10AM - 10:30AM

    John Throckmorton
  • 10:30AM - 10:40AM

  • 10:40AM - 12:00PM

    Jay Preston
  • 12PM

    Dismissal/ Wrap Up

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