Vancouver Employer Forum – Marijuana in the Workplace (June 2018)

Kent Employment Law (KEL)’s Vancouver office invites you to be a part of its ongoing Employer Forums, our resource for forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals.

A key component of the Federal Liberal party’s election mandate was the legalization of recreational marijuana. While a fully functional legislative and regulatory scheme ending the prohibition of cannabis is currently in advanced development, 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.

Need some clarity? Join us for our June Forum on Tuesday June 26 at 7:45 am at our offices in Vancouver, where a panel of KEL lawyers will lead a discussion on one of today’s hottest workplace topics – the legalization of recreational marijuana. Join us to learn about the risks and challenges cannabis presents to the workplace in a changing legislative and cultural landscape.

The Forum will cover the following and more:

  • Human rights concerns
  • Duty to accommodate
  • Workplace productivity
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Privacy concerns

Attendance at this event is limited and by invite only. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Trevor Thomas directly at

Created for employers striving to “do good” for their employees, their communities, and the world, our Forums offer an opportunity to connect and learn from each other in a casual, relaxed setting. With these meet-ups we create casual conversations on difficult topics, bringing forward contributions from the perspectives of human resources, the law and plain-speaking business practicalities. Forum participants will have an opportunity to contribute and ask questions, so that everyone can benefit from each other’s experiences.


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