The changes to cannabis legislation can be confusing and stressful for everyone, whether you felt prepared or not. Recreational cannabis is now legal across Canada, but the work is not over for employers. By now you should have updated your organization’s policies and put provisions in place to address illicit use and impairment at work, but have you thought about what happens when your employees start to indulge in legal cannabis use?
It’s inevitable that some people will start consuming cannabis for recreational use now that it is legal. Most employees can be trusted to abide by the rules, so legalization doesn’t necessarily mean employees will suddenly start showing up high on the job. While the main concern for most employers is intoxication and impairment, have you considered some of the questions that may be on your employees’ minds surrounding cannabis? You may be ready to deal with cannabis, but chances are your employees have a whole bunch of questions beyond whether or not to come to work high.