Side Effects: Preparing Your Workplace for Marijuana Legalization

We are days away from marijuana legalization in Canada, as cannabis will be decriminalized under federal legislation on October 17, 2018. Many employers already anticipate that this will impact their workplaces. They may be imagining employees trying their luck...

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Courting Marijuana and Measures of Impairment

As the legalization of recreational marijuana is approaching, many employers are struggling to develop policies to respond to this change in policy. Courting Questions of Impairment A frequently asked question is how does an employer know when an employee is impaired...

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Workplace Policies Primed for Recreational Marijuana Legislation?

By Erez Harel 2018 may be a bit hazier for employers than in previous years with the federal government’s introduction of legalized possession of marijuana slated for July1. With this legislation, concerns and considerations around accommodation come to mind, and as...

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Oh Cannabis! Employers Can Anticipate Appeal to Higher Court

By Ryan McFarlane On April 11, 2011, Ontario Superior Court Justice Donald Taliano ruled in the case of R. v. Mernagh that the Canadian medical marijuana legislation and Sections 4 and 7 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act are...

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