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The Financial Post quotes Monique Orieux on the use of marijuana in safety sensitive workplaces

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“There is already madness brewing in the oilpatch over Ottawa’s reefer legalization” by Geoffrey Morgan, The Financial Post

The Financial Post quotes Vancouver lawyer Monique Orieux in an article on the controversy over the legalization of marijuana.

Monique Orieux, an associate in Fasken Martineau’s labour, employment and human rights group, said that companies have already developed protocols for employees that normally work in safety sensitive workplaces that legally use marijuana — or other impairing drugs — thanks to medical prescriptions.

“The legalization of marijuana does not change the landscape that we’re operating in, being a concern for the safety of the worker who is consuming the substance and everybody else in the workplace,” Orieux said.