Cannabis and Workplace Safety – Canada

  • 4 Topics | 33m
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
The (Canadian) Cannabis Act legalized recreational cannabis use in 2018. As a result, employers may encounter situations where cannabis use affects employees in the workplace. This creates safety concerns, particularly where employees are engaged in driving, operating heavy equipment and machinery, or performing other physical activities. The information contained in these training materials is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice. Participating in this training program or reading these training materials does not create a lawyer-client relationship with Sherrard Kuzz LLP or with any other legal provider. Participants/readers are advised to seek specific legal advice from members of Sherrard Kuzz LLP (or alternate legal counsel) in relation to any decision or course of action contemplated.


  • identify employee duties and obligations to ensure health and safety in the workplace
  • identify supervisor duties and obligations to ensure health and safety in the workplace
  • recognize why an employer should be advised of an employee's need to use medical cannabis
  • recognize the obligation employees and supervisors have related to the duty to work free from impairment
  • identify some of the controls employers may want to consider when determining how to accommodate the use of therapeutic cannabis in the workplace


  • Cannabis in the Workplace
  • Disclosure and Accommodation of Cannabis Use
  • Cannabis Impairment in the Workplace
  • The Presence of Cannabis in the Workplace