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660 News quotes Norm Keith in an article concerning the lack of preparation behind Canadian businesses and their pot policies

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“Canadian businesses woefully unprepared for pot legalization: survey” by Jonathan Muma, 660 News

660 News quotes Toronto lawyer, Norm Keith, in an article concerning the lack of preparation behind Canadian businesses and their pot policies in relation to the pending legalization of marijuana.

Norm Keith, partner at Fasken Martineau, and a leading occupational health and safety defence lawyer in Canada, says there is a growing disconnect between the increasing use of pot and employers addressing it.

“A very small per cent of employers, less than 30 per cent, about 25 per cent actually, have a policy to deal with alcohol and drugs in the workplace,” he said.

“Safety regulators, and in fact the police, are now laying charges against employers and senior management where workers cause injury or death under the influence of drugs,” he said.