Workplace Policies & Cannabis

At Aurora Workplace Solutions, Saskatchewan we are about creating brilliant futures by developing wealth security for businesses and individuals. As experts in the group benefits industry, we keep on top of recent news including changes to relevant group benefit plans, retirement savings options, and guidelines and policies. We also keep our eyes open for informative articles we think are of interest to our current and potential clients.

Recent changes in the law surrounding the use of Cannabis products in Canada have a lot of employers asking how to handle this in the workplace. This recent article from Global news does a great job offering some suggestions on preparing your organization for handling the legalization of Marijuana and recreational use.

As you can see, now, more than ever, it is important for organizations to ensure they have a good drug policy in place that properly includes provisions for cannabis impairment in the workplace. It’s a good reminder that employers cannot tell their employees what they can and can’t do off duty, but expectations around impairment that could affect an employee’s ability to do their job safely, do need to be clearly outlined.

Legalization of Marijuana is still a relatively new issue, but you do need to protect the health and safety of all of your employees with set company policies. As the lawyer from the Global article points out, companies do have to take into consideration the use of medicinal Marijuana, so it’s not as simply as having a zero tolerance policy.

If you have questions about your organizations drug or impairment policy or if you need help creating one, contact the team at Aurora Workplace Solutions.