Marijuana in the Workplace

Cannabis for recreational use was legalized in Canada in 2018. This paper features conversations about the impact of legalization on employers and employees.

Conversations About the Impact on Employers and Employees

The federal Cannabis Act was introduced on April 13, 2017. Ontario led province-wide consultations before introducing its Cannabis Act on November 1, 2017. It is expected that in July 2018, cannabis will be legalized across Canada.  How do you fulfill your duty to accommodate while protecting your rights as an employer and those of your employees and customers? How does one define impairment and fit for work? What types of tasks are safety-sensitive?

These were just a few of the questions that were discussed in October 2017 when leaders came together at the CEO Health + Safety Leadership Network Roundtable to discuss the impact of the legalization of recreational marijuana in the workplace.


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