Developing a Workplace Policy for Legal Marijuana
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Radisson Hotel, 405, 20th Street East, Saskatoon
Dr. Perry Sirota, Workplace Psychologist
Kevin Wilson, MLT Aikins, Employer Counsel
Lisa Olson, HR Director, Saskatoon Police Services
Legalized marijuana, both for medical and recreational use, is coming soon to a workplace near you. In the absence of an accepted impairment test for marijuana equivalent to the .08 breathalyzer standard for alcohol, employers and unions will be entering uncharted territory. Marijuana may show up in a urine or blood sample weeks after ingestion and its presence does not necessarily indicate impairment. How will employer policies reflect the legalization of marijuana? What are the responsibilities of unions in balancing the off-duty rights of their members with helping to ensure safe workplaces?