With the federal legalization of marijuana just two weeks away, STAC is sharing here various resources relating to cannabis use and the workplace.
These resources are as follows:
- Legalized Cannabis and the Workplace: a special report from Legal Workplace covering the health effects of cannabis, employer risks and challenges, and the history of the new law, among other topics
- Workplace Strategies: Risk of Impairment from Cannabis: a 41-page report by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) that includes sections on employer and employee obligations and on creating a healthy workplace.
- Cannabis: Develop an Effective Workplace Impairment Policy: Registration opportunities for a 3.5-hour workshop in the Toronto area on Thursday, October 25 (note: limited registration opportunities available).
- Blazing the Trail: What the Legalization of Cannabis Means for Canadian Employers: a free report by the Conference Board of Canada that summarizes literature on cannabis and its potential impacts on the workplace, and outlines the top areas employers should consider addressing leading up to and following legalization (free registration required to access).
- Marijuana in the Workplace – Links and Further Research: links to various news articles and additional resources relating to cannabis and the workplace, as compiled by the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association.
Please note that STAC is also still seeking out an expert in human resource law in the hopes of hosting a webinar on this topic. Additional information about any such webinar will be distributed through the STAC Workplace Health & Safety Committee email distribution list.
This list may be updated as additional resources are identified. To submit a resource, please contact [email protected].