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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

David Brown, CPHR

David believes in the power of work. Work creates important roles for individuals and enterprises. To the individual, work is often a pillar of personal identity that is connected to the opportunities for exploration and growth that employment can provide. For the enterprise, work is a means to solve challenges in our communities. Work sparks innovation, fosters community engagement, and creates synergistic energy. It is an opportunity. David’s belief in the power of work, and his appreciation that work affects our psychological and emotional health, is reflected in his legal practice. He advises businesses on how they can create workplaces that flourish so they can realize their mission and create empowered, values-focused environments. Known for his approachable humor, plain language communication style and empowering message, David has been a trusted employment advisor in the British Columbia Interior for many years.

Course Curriculum

    1. Webinar Recording

    1. Course Survey

About this course

  • 2 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content