June 22, 2018
Recreational Cannabis Legalized as of October 17, 2018
The Cannabis Act, which will legalize recreational marijuana use, has received approval by the Senate and is slated to come into force on October 17, 2018.
While it would be legal to purchase and use recreational marijuana beginning October 17, 2018, there will continue to be a number of prohibitions pertaining to marijuana that remain to be announced by the government. The provinces will also be responsible for passing legislation and regulations pertaining to the sale and use of cannabis.
There will undoubtedly be many workplace implications related to the legalization of recreational cannabis, including issues pertaining to impairment in the workplace. Archived video of our recent webinar on Marijuana & Workplace Safety – What’s an Employer to Do? Medical and Legal Issues with Marijuana Legalization can be found here.
We will keep you informed of pertinent regulations and adjudicative decisions that will affect your workplace as they relate to the use of recreational marijuana.
If you have any questions about this topic or any other questions relating to workplace law, please do not hesitate to contact a Mathews Dinsdale lawyer directly for more assistance.