Event: Brave New Workplace: The Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in Canada

Date: 10/17/2018
Type: Free
Seating capacity: 500

Cost: $ 0.00


Presenters: Ryan J. Conlin, Naseem P. Malik and Frank B. Portman

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This complimentary webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 and will run from 12 pm to 1 pm ET (including an interactive Q&A). Unique log-in instructions will be delivered separately in advance of the program.

The legalization of marijuana for recreational use will have a profound impact on workplaces across the country.  This Webinar will examine the legal challenges that Canadian organizations will face in responding to this new reality:

  • A number of police services and other organizations have banned employees from using recreational marijuana for up to 28 days prior to working.  Will these policies survive legal scrutiny?  How can such policies be enforced in light of the significant legal restrictions on drug testing?
  • What should an employer’s marijuana policy look like?  Is it really any different than alcohol?
  • The fine line between recreational use and addiction.  When is the duty to accommodate triggered?
  • How recreational marijuana will come into play in collective agreement negotiations
  • Potential OHSA obligations arising from the legalization of marijuana
  • A review of the law in Ontario around marijuana use
  • How the legalization of marijuana impacts cross border travel