What Employers Should Know about Marijuana @ Work

The Canadian government has activated Bill C-45 – the legalization of marijuana for non-medical use, and in British Columbia, that means adults 19 or older may consume a limited amount of cannabis. In BC, the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act (CCLA), guided by the Province’s priorities of protecting children and youth, keeping roads safe, keeping criminal element out, and supporting economic growth, allows adults to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis in public places, and prohibits cannabis smoking and vaping everywhere tobacco smoking and vaping are prohibited.

We found go2HR published article helpful, outlining key question points regarding marijuana in the workplace. Their article provides clarity for employers around these topics:

  1. WHAT IS THE CURRENT LEGAL STATUS OF MARIJUANA IN CANADA?
  2. DOES LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA MEAN EMPLOYEES CAN BE IMPAIRED AT WORK?
  3. DOES THE DUTY TO ACCOMMODATE EXTEND TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA?
  4. HOW FAR DOES THE DUTY TO ACCOMMODATE EMPLOYEES USING MEDICAL MARIJUANA EXTEND?
  5. WHAT CAN EMPLOYERS DO TO MEET THEIR OBLIGATIONS?

Follow the answers at go2HR.  

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