Cannabis

Cannabis at Work: One Year Later

October 15, 2019 | Conference

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. Flying in the face of that trend is food processing giant George Weston Limited., which decided to cover medical cannabis for more than 110,000 of its employees in 2017. In the process, the company also updated its fitness-for-work policies....

September 16, 2019 | Blog

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.

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 | Blog

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

First data revealing governments earnings from Cannabis legalization

Statistics Canada released its first-ever figures on government tax revenues from the sale of cannabis products. The numbers have been lower than expected, thanks in part to the bumpy rollout of legalization last fall.

Robyn Gibbard, June 19, 2019 | Blog

Data on governments earnings from cannabis legalization

First-ever figures on government tax revenues from the sale of cannabis products. The numbers have been lower than expected, thanks in part to the bumpy rollout of...

Robyn Gibbard, June 19, 2019 | Blog

Blazing the trail

What does the legalization of cannabis means for Canadian employers? This free report explores some of the major areas of concern for employers related to the impacts of legalization on the workplace.

Monica Haberl, June 19,2018 | Report