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Medical Marijuana In The Workplace: What Employers Need To Know

The Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations that became effective on April 1, 2014, could substantially increase the number of Canadians who are using lawfully prescribed medical marijuana. As the number of prescribed users increases, the greater the likelihood that an employer will have one of its employees requesting to use medical marijuana in the workplace. The purpose of this update is to review some of the workplace issues that both employers and employees need to consider regarding the use of medical marijuana in the workplace.

Take Requests Seriously – Medical marijuana is a prescribed medication and employers need to take requests for accommodation seriously and should not dismiss employee inquiries without proper consideration.
Don’t Stigmatize Medical Marijuana – Medical marijuana is similar to other prescription drugs, such as, Percocet or Oxycontin that may be used for pain relief and that have the potential to impair an employee’s ability to perform their duties a...

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