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HRM CA | 08 Sep 2014, 10:36 AM Agree 0
Washington and Colorado offer lessons to Canadian HR leaders as employers try to navigate new challenges around legal drug use.
  • Jeannie McQuaid | 08 Sep 2014, 01:30 PM Agree 0
    Let's not be naive, there are probably thousands of Canadian workers who use marijuana regularly, both for medical and non-medical reasons. Most of these people are long term users who are just as concerned for their safety as any other employee and they are just as committed to doing a good job as any other employee. They wouldn't pass a US style drug test, but they are not "stoned" to impairment either. Chances are there are people in your workplace that would fit this scenario and you would never guess. Much ado about nothing.

  • Karen Page | 09 Jan 2019, 12:12 AM Agree 0
    Great info! Random workplace testing is out, even for safety sensitive positions, and if an employee has a prescription for medical marijuana they likely have a condition that qualifies as a disability so HR has an obligation to accommodate.
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