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In-Person Seminar | Reception

Marijuana and the Workplace

The Fasken Annual Seminar Serires
When (ET)
Where Fasken
333 Bay St., Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto, ON
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Perceptions of marijuana have changed dramatically. What was once an illegal drug is now a recognized medical treatment and on October 17, 2018 it became a legal recreational activity in Canada. Employers are struggling to adapt to the impact of these changes on the workplace, particularly since technology to measure impairment has not kept pace with changing perceptions.

This seminar will address the legal issues and relevant case law, specific to drugs in the workplace, including occupational health and safety and human rights considerations. We will also highlight how employers can practically manage marijuana-related issues in this changing legal landscape.

Specific topics include:

  • The legalization of marijuana for recreational use and applicable laws across Canada
  • Dealing with workers who have an authorized medical marijuana license
  • Drug testing considerations, including when and how to test
  • Determining impairment and appropriate employer response
  • Implementation of a Fit for Duty Policy to address marijuana legalization
  • Training for Managers and Supervisors


  • 16:00 - 16:30 EST Registration
  • 16:30 - 18:00 EST Seminar and Reception


This seminar is complimentary


This is an in-person seminar only


Please RSVP by filling in the form below

Note: This programme contains 1 hour of Substantive content for the purposes of the Law Society of Ontario annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements

Event contact

Andrea Tulloch Marketing Events Manager +1 416 868 3329