“Smoke on the water: What Canada’s marijuana laws mean for your workplace” BC Shipping News (December 2018/January 2019) 45


According to statistics, Canada has one of the highest rates of marijuana (or cannabis) use in the world and on October 17, 2018, the country became the second in the world (after Uruguay), and the first G7 nation to legalize recreational marijuana use nationally.  While adult cannabis use is not a new issue, the question of how the legalization and (the expected) resulting increase in use will affect the workplace is uncertain. The yet-to-be-seen impacts could be wide ranging — from decreased attendance and work performance to increased insurance claims. Employers are concerned, and for
good reason.

From BC Shipping News (December 2018/January 2019) 45