On March 21, 2017, at a breakout session during a convention on the topic of Canada legalizing marijuana, a spokesperson for the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board says employers should have policies in place before Canada legalizes marijuana, because it could affect safety on the job. In addition to examining this statement by Saskatchewan WCB, this article also discusses if medical marijuana is a covered medical expense under workers' compensation.
Workers' Compensation Board
On April 20, 2015, Quebec’s worker’s compensation board, the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (the CSST) adopted a new policy on the right to medical aid which provides terms and conditions governing a worker’s right to medical aid as a result of an employment injury.
In March 2013, the Workers’ Compensation Board released three new policies on the duties of employers, workers and supervisors with respect to workplace bullying and harassment. These policies come into effect on Friday, November 1, 2013.