A roundup of benefits, HR and legal considerations around legalized marijuana

While the federal government has pushed forward the initial target date of July 1 for legalizing recreational cannabis to Oct. 17, employers will still be busy trying to prepare for all of the issues they’ll have to deal with.

Benefits Canada has been covering the issue since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party first committed to legalizing marijuana on the campaign trail in 2015. The discussion has evolved significantly over the past three years, so there’s been a great deal for the health care, benefits and human resources industries to learn about. Here’s a roundup of Benefits Canada‘s coverage of the topic:

Coverage in benefits plans:

HR, legal issues:

Plan sponsors in the news:

How the industry is reacting:

Also check out Benefits Canada‘s free webinar:

Webinar: A primer on cannabis legalization and benefits plans