As more and more states in the U.S. approve the use of recreational marijuana, event planners need to address the fact that some event attendees in "legal" states will be longing to light up. Our sister publications group, MeetingsNet, offers this commonsense checklist for dealing with cannabis at your event:

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.” Just because possession is legal does not mean a person can use in public. Laws vary from state to state … MeetingsNet