Cannabis

Leveraging patient outcomes and big data to personalize Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis has been authorized and used in Canada for over two decades. With the recent legalization of recreational cannabis comes reduced stigma around the drug and an opportunity for organizations to more deeply understand and provide employee support for those requiring this therapy.

November 5, 2019 | Webinar

Canadians have more to learn about cannabis laws, and here are the resources to help.

One could be forgiven for being confused about Canada’s cannabis laws. Federally, the Cannabis Act sets the framework for how cannabis can be produced, distributed, sold and possessed in Canada. But each province and territory has its own rules, and municipalities...

Blog—October 1

More Canadians tried cannabis in 2019 than ever before. In August 2019, The Conference Board of Canada spoke with Dr. Melissa Snider-Adler of DriverCheck Inc., who provided her expert perspective on alcohol and drug testing.

Acting on the Cannabis Act: Workplace policy approaches to Cannabis

Copy: More than a year after receiving royal assent, the ripple effects of the Cannabis Act are still being felt. With the world watching, and without clear direction, Canadian businesses are leading the way forward by taking an active approach to managing the implications of cannabis on the workplace.

August 12, 2019 | Blog

Why we cover medical cannabis: One employer’s story

Canadians have had a constitutional right to reasonable access to medical cannabis for two decades. But public sentiment has been slow to embrace cannabis as an effective treatment for serious conditions.

September 16, 2019 | Blog

What consumers of edible cannabis need to be aware of after the legalization of edibles

While it is still illegal to sell many of these products in Canada, three new types of products will be available later this year. Edibles, cannabis extracts and topical products will become legal this year on Oct. 17. If recent stats are any indication, new products are likely to garner additional interest, from both experienced and inexperienced users.

August 12, 2019 | Report                                 

Acting on the Cannabis Act: Workplace policy approaches to Cannabis

More than a year after receiving royal assent, the ripple effects of the Cannabis Act are still being felt. With the world watching, and without clear direction, Canadian businesses are leading the way forward.

August 12, 2019 | Report                                 

Workplace concerns around legalization of edible cannabis

As the one-year anniversary of legal recreational cannabis in Canada draws near, many employers have found that their existing substance-use policies effectively address its use. But with the upcoming legalization of edibles, there is renewed concern about how to manage the risks of impairment at work.

August 30, 2019 | Op-ed

Workplace strategies for managing cannabis use disorders

Recreational cannabis use has increased since it was legalized last fall. As the Cannabis Act matures and legal cannabis becomes more accessible, there could also be an increase in problematic use – and cannabis use disorders.

August 9, 2019 | Op-ed

HR & OHS can better manage cannabis in the workplace by working together

Occupational health and safety (OHS) and human resource (HR) professionals have a unique opportunity to join forces to build stronger, safer workplaces. Both groups have the same goal and are invested in creating a safe work environment.

August 9, 2019 | Op-ed

Cannabis: The numbers behind the smoke

While the cannabis industry is just getting off the ground in Canada, it has already become a major part of our economy. The first batch of economic information released since recreational use was legalized shows that more Canadians are consuming cannabis and the industry is ripe for growth.

Robyn Gibbard, June 19, 2019 | Blog