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A  key component of the Federal Liberal party’s election mandate was the  legalization of recreational marijuana. While it is believed that a  fully functional legislative and regulatory scheme ending the  prohibition of cannabis will not be ready for some time, the prospects  of legalized cannabis in the workplace has some companies feeling more  than a little dazed and confused. But cannabis, at least in some  instances, is already legal and is already in our workplaces. In fact,  in 2014 it was estimated that there were 40,000 people in Canada with  valid "authorizations to possess" – a number that has been growing  rapidly. All of this begs the question: what are the risks and  challenges that cannabis presents to the workplace in a changing  legislative and cultural landscape?

In this presentation, you will learn:

  • All Weed is not Created Equal
  • Human Rights are not Going up in Smoke
  • It's a Brave New World: Legal Weed and Work
  • Suggestions for Policy and Contract Development

Who should attend: 

  • Business Owners
  • HR Professionals
  • Disability Managers

Meet your instructor

Kent Employment Law

David Brown

David  is an individualist. His nonconformist mindset and passion for  transformation set him apart in a profession steeped (and sometimes  mired) in tradition. Where others spot problems, David sees possibility  and promise. He understands and appreciates not just the practice but  the business of law. Add to all this his disarming wit, bellowing voice,  and lofty stature, and there's no mistaking him in a crowd. A trusted workplace advisor to both companies and individuals in BC's  Interior, David was the ideal choice to break new ground with our Kelowna office.  Firm in his belief that a successful business is not one based on "zero  sum" relationships (where one person suffers so that the other may  thrive), he looks forward to supporting Okanagan employers and employees  in the practice of sustainable employment and to surrounding himself  with like-minded clients. A prolific and plain language legal writer, David is the founder of a thought-leading employment law blog  that covers timely and novel topics in an accessible and engaging way.  He is also a dedicated community contributor, with active memberships in  an extensive network of local professional and philanthropic endeavours  including Junior Chamber International (Kelowna), Pathways Abilities  Society, Kelowna Community Resources and Chartered Professionals in  Human Resources of BC & Yukon and executive positions on the Human  Rights and Employment Law Sections of the Canadian Bar Association (BC).

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Marijuana in the Workplace: What’s the Diagnosis?

    • Webinar Recording

  • 2


    • Course Survey