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Q&A: Is an employer responsible if employee drives home while high after using prescribed marijuana?

What duty does the employer have with regard to an employee using medical marijuana during the workday and then driving home after work? What if an accident occurs?

 

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Q&A: Medical marijuana inquiry during hiring or screening process

Can we ask during the hiring and screening process if a potential employee is using medical marijuana for a position that requires driving or that is a safety sensitive position?

 

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Accommodation of medical marijuana

The right to accommodation, and the widespread acceptance of medical marijuana, does not mean that employees have a right to use marijuana at work. Safety considerations will be taken into account and although zero tolerance policies will not be automatically enforced, they will be enforced when appropriate.

 

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Medical marijuana acceptable medical expense

Canada legalizes marijuana

The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) announced that the Canada Revenue Agency, in a letter dated August 24, 2015, officially confirmed that medical cannabis purchased by an individual from a licensed producer under Health Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) would be an allowable medical expense under the Income Tax Act.

 

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