At this very moment, hundreds of entrepreneurs across Canada are preparing for the day they can legally sell recreational cannabis in dispensaries. There are many crucial aspects of starting a new retail business and hiring the right staff is one of them.
If you are a child of the 80s, there is a good chance the movie Police Academy (and its sequels) played a role in your upbringing. It was funny, somewhat relatable and ubiquitous. Also, who didn’t want to make amazingly realistic sounds like Cadet Larvell Jones.) Well, sometimes life imitates art like it did last week in Toronto.
Danyluk was a long-service journeyman welder employed at the Colonsay potash mine site. He obtained a prescription for medical marijuana under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). Danyluk disclosed his prescription to the employer and explained that his medical cannabis was not used in the workplace but in the evenings, away from work.
The Toronto Transit Commission has received the green light to do random drug and alcohol testing on 10,000 of its employees, including those in safety-sensitive jobs, designated management positions and all executives.
With the landscape around recreational and medical cannabis rapidly evolving in Canada, how is technology keeping pace to ensure that impairment is detectable on the roads and in the workplace?