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Acting on the Cannabis Act: Workplace Policy Approaches to Cannabis

The Conference Board of Canada, 32 pages, August 12, 2019
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This report examines the results of a survey of Canadian employers exploring the effects of the 2018 legalization of cannabis on the workplace.

Document Highlights

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. It is too early to tell what the long-term effects will be, but what is clear is that Canada’s citizens, employers, and policy-makers are breaking new ground and setting the example for the rest of the world.
Acting on the Cannabis Act: Policy Approaches to Cannabis at Work examines the results of a survey of Canadian employers exploring the effects of the legalization of cannabis on the workplace. Included are the policy approaches organizations have taken considering cannabis legalization, concerns around the impacts of cannabis on the workplace, problematic substance use, challenges that organizations have faced after legalization, and workplace education related to cannabis use.

Table of Contents

Key Findings

  • Introduction
  • Prepared for legalization?
  • Organizational policies about cannabis
  • Problematic substance use
  • Concerns and opportunities
  • Education and communication
  • Challenges remain
  • Taking action
  • What’s next?
  • Appendix ABibliography

    Appendix BRespondent profile

    Appendix CSafety-sensitivity profile

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