On October 17, the federal government legalized recreational marijuana use. At the same time, Ontario’s provincial government enacted the Cannabis Act and amended related legislation. Employers are rightly concerned about the possible impacts on the workplace.
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?
The pending legalization of recreational marijuana has raised concerns for employers as to how legalization may impact their workplaces and what steps may be taken to protect staff, ensure safety and avoid loss of productivity.