The legalization of cannabis: Are you ready?

1.5 hour seminar or 3 hour workshop
For people leaders


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 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 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.

Learning objectives

Workshop Learning Objectives Seminar Learning Objectives
Impacts of the legalization of cannabis in the workplace Impacts of the legalization of cannabis in the workplace
The effects of cannabis use and how to identify them Top concerns for employers 

Employers’ rights and obligations

  • Health and safety
  • Accommodation
  • Limits of Accommodation
What cannabis is

Employee's rights and obligations

Employers’ rights and obligations

How to respond to workplace impairment The effects of cannabis use and how to identify them
  Recreational and medical use in the workplace
  Employees’ rights and obligations
  The importance of having a clear policy and communicating it

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