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Roundtable: Plan sponsor considerations around medical cannabis coverage

When the federal government signed the Cannabis Act into law in 2018, legalizing recreational cannabis, it also committed to providing patients with better access to medical cannabis and to more extensively researching the trends, use patterns, patient impact, potential therapeutic treatments and adverse effects of cannabis and cannabinoids. The legislation also prompted new conversations in […]

The conflation of medical and recreational cannabis can present challenges when it comes to workplace policies, says Gregory Clooney, a lawyer and senior legal consultant at Morneau Shepell Ltd. “This should be avoided as these are two very different concepts to be addressed within their own context,” he says. “Yes, there’s some potential overlap, but this can […]

Workplace safety leading HR issue as marijuana legalization approaches: HRPA

The majority (71 per cent) of Canadian employers are unprepared for how the legalization of recreational marijuana will affect the workplace, according to a new survey by the Human Resources Professionals Association, Business of Cannabis and the Public Services Health and Safety Association.  The survey, which polled nearly 700 HRPA members, found that ensuring a safe work […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 29, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 10:42