Out of the Weeds: What You Need to Know About the Cannabis Act as an Employer

I know there has been an overwhelming amount of information on the impending legalization of Cannabis, but as I see interesting articles geared to employers I am going to pass them along in preparation for the October change in order to help you get prepared.

We held a seminar earlier this year and one of the handouts was a sample “Workplace Substance Management Policy” that may be helpful as you write your own policy.  If you are a Mainstay Client and have taken advantage of the FREE HR RESOURCES that we have made available, there is also an IMPAIRMENT & SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCY POLICY in the employee benefit booklet template.  if not

On June 20, 2018, the Government of Canada passed Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, which will, among other things, legalize the recreational use of cannabis. The Cannabis Act will come into force on October 17, 2018. Employers must be aware of the implications that the legalization of recreational cannabis may have on its workplace and be ready to act proactively.