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Issues surrounding cannabis use and its impact on the workplace are in the forefront as a result of the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada in October 2018, following the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) in 2016.

Taylor McCaffrey LLP' s labour and employment lawyers are well equipped to navigate our clients through the newly legalized industry. We can provide guidance on the legal repercussions of legalized recreational or health-related cannabis use on an organization’s human resources management and can develop tailored solutions for organizational, policy and other issues that impact your business and workforce with the legalization of cannabis.

We support employers in addressing the impact of increased cannabis use on their workforce, including:

  • risk assessment
  • policy development and implementation
  • training of managers and supervisors
  • management of employer-sponsored benefit plans
  • human rights law issues arising from cannabis use
  • issues surrounding drug testing

We are committed to leadership in this area, offering client seminars, writing legal analysis, and speaking to workplaces and the media about the practical implications of the latest regulations.

We offer training on how to deal effectively and legally with cannabis use by employees through customizable workshops, seminars, and lunch and learn sessions. We also provide contract and policy creation and review to ensure safety in the workplace.

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To request a workshop, or get an initial assessment of your drug and alcohol policy, contact Jamie Jurczak at or call 204-988-0393.

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