Increase in cannabis users after legalization means employers should have solid policies and practices in place to address employees’ use of the drug
Since recreational cannabis use was legalized in Canada in October 2018, use of the drug has unsurprisingly increased, particularly by first-time users who decided to try the drug now that it’s legal. Leading up to legalization, many employers were concerned about the effects it could have on the workplace — especially those with safetysensitive workplaces. Legal advisor Alexander Kowal looks at the past year-plus of legalized marijuana and the strategies employers can take to protect their workplaces.
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