The legalization of cannabis: Are you ready?

1.5 hour seminar or 3 hour workshop
For people leaders

Overview

The legalization of cannabis for recreational use in Canada may present concerns and challenges in the workplace, including:

  • Workplace safety
  • Productivity and performance
  • Accommodation
  • Impairment and testing
  • Addiction
  • Stigma
  • Communicating clear policies and procedures

 

                                                                                                           

This workshop or seminar increases awareness of the impacts of cannabis legalization in the workplace and helps People Leaders to prepare for potential questions and challenges. The main focus is on health and safety as well as employer and employee rights and obligations. Participants will explore general guidelines for responding to impairment and will also be encouraged to explore their organization’s specific policies, procedures and protocols surrounding cannabis in the workplace.

The workshop or seminar also addresses the stigma that cannabis users may encounter at work and highlights the importance of creating a supportive workplace that promotes respect and inclusion for those facing challenges and strives to keep employees safe and healthy.

The takeaway participant’s guide provides a list of frequently asked questions which are also addressed in the workshop or seminar.

Learning objectives

By the end of the workshop or seminar, participants will learn and understand the following:

Workshop Learning Objectives Seminar Learning Objectives

What cannabis is

What cannabis is

The effects of cannabis use and how to identify them

The effects of cannabis use and how to identify them

Bill C-45 (Cannabis Act)

 

Impacts of the legalization of cannabis in the workplace

Impact of the legalization of cannabis in the workplace

Top concerns for employers

Recreational and medical use in the workplace

How to respond to workplace impairment

Ongoing issues on Cannabis use

Employers' rights and obligations

  • Health and safety

  • Accommodation

  • Limits of accommodation

Top concerns for employers

Employees’ rights and obligations

How to respond to workplace impairment

 

Employers’ rights and obligations

  • Health and safety

  • Accommodation

  • Limits of Accommodation

 

Employees' rights and obligations

 

The importance of having a clear policy and communicating it

 

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