Cannabis Legalization: A Reference Guide for Employers

Cannabis became legal for recreational purposes in Canada on October 17. Quebec employers would be wise to become familiar with applicable laws and regulations concerning cannabis, as well as the main legal restrictions. These include: The sale, production and trafficking of dried cannabis by individuals remains illegal; in certain cities and municipalities, consuming cannabis in all public places is prohibited; and working while impaired by alcohol or drugs, including cannabis and similar substances, is also prohibited, among other regulations. Employers also should update alcohol and drug testing policies, which still can be administered under certain circumstances.

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