HRMA Legal Symposium 2017
Marijuana In the Workplace: What’s the Diagnosis?
A key component of the Federal Liberal party’s election mandate was the legalization of recreational marijuana. While it is believed that a fully functional legislative and regulatory scheme ending the prohibition of cannabis will not be ready for some time, the prospects of legalized cannabis in the workplace has some companies feeling more than a little dazed and confused. But cannabis, at least in some instances, is already legal and is already in our workplaces. In fact, in 2014 it was estimated that there were 40,000 people in Canada with valid “authorizations to possess” – a number that has been growing rapidly. All of this begs the question: what are the risks and challenges that cannabis presents to the workplace in a changing legislative and cultural landscape?
Speaking at HRMA’s Legal Symposium in Vancouver on January 26, 2017, Lawyer David Brown will consider this question, and in particular issues such as measuring intoxication, human rights and accommodation concerns, occupational health and safety concerns, and employee productivity.
Date: January 26, 2017
Event start time: 8:00am Pacific Time
Location: Terminal City Club, Vancouver BC
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