The canadian government has announced its intention to legalize marijuana for non-medical use in the near future, with draft legislation expected to be introduced in. Is your employee handbook keeping up with the changing world of work with shrm's employee handbook the use of medical marijuana in the workplace. Employers in canada understand that they must maintain a safe work environment for their employees they also understand that when it comes to. With the changes coming to medical marijuana licences, what does that mean to employers and employees. Did you know that, within 10 years, the use of medical marijuana is predicted to increase by 10 times its current prevalence is your organization ready for the. Medical marijuana in the workplace visit pshsaca according to health canada, the number of canadians authorized to use medical marijuana is increasing and is.
In november 2010, proposition 203 was passed in the state of arizona, which was an initiative to legalize the use of medical marijuana the arizona statute provides. May i fire an employee for testing positive for marijuana, even though he or she has a medical marijuana card, and has not been noticeably under the influence while. Pa state rep eli evankovich on the house floor during debate of an amendment to a medical marijuana bill. What would you do if an employee approached you requesting the right to take medically-prescribed marijuana in the workplace hrm investigates. 1 introduction as the use of medical marijuana continues to increase across canada, employers will be encouraged to place a high priority on making changes to. Marijuana, both medical and otherwise, is quickly making its way towards widespread legality in canada what does this mean for your business.
By jessie johnson imagine sleeping peacefully through the night, until you are awakened by what sounds like thunder you dismiss it as a monsoon thunderstorm and. We teamed up with jason fleming, chrl to untangle everything employers need to know right now about medical cannabis at work: from human rights obligations to writing.
An employee’s legal ability to use cannabis for medical purposes was confirmed by the supreme court of canada in 2015 in the decision r v smith as of august 24. Medical marijuana is legal in ohio but you will not be able to buy it legally for another year. This post was originally published in inc with medical marijuana legal in 23 states and washington, dc, there are now millions of card-carrying cann.
He was fired for violating the company’s drug-free workplace rules, despite having a medical argues that mr coats’s use of medical marijuana. 3 accommodating medical marijuana under the occupational health & safety act the use of medical marijuana in the workplace is also governed by. It is undisputed that employers benefit from a drug-free work place maintaining sound policies and procedures to achieve a drug-free work place helps to ensure a.
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Marijuana has been listed as an illegal schedule i drug under federal law since congress passed the controlled substances act in 1970 (csa) however, in recent years. And while medical marijuana can be a relief in the workplace: managing challenges without going up with accommodating medical marijuana in the workplace. The impact of medical marijuana in the workplace by sarah c matt – august 13, 2014 on july 7, 2014, new york became the twenty-third state, along with the. Workplace issues medical marijuana • marijuana is classified as a schedule i drug – considered highly addictive and having no medical value. New mexico has had a medical marijuana program since 2007 but the question of how the legalization of medical pot could affect workplace policies against drug use is.
While the possession of marijuana in canada remains unlawful under the controlled drugs and substances act, its use for medical purposes is permitted under the. Medical marijuana in the workplace should not cause panic in the minds of employers prior to july 17, 2017 we would have told you that there was not a court in the. Accommodating medical marijuana in the workplace by parisa nikfarjam rubin thomlinson llp employment lawyers background on medical marijuana how did possession of.