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.
Today SunLife announced it will be adding medical cannabis coverage through an optional Extended Health Care benefit.
Cannabis is a hot topic around the world but there is more to it than the impairment causing substance we generalize it as. The cannabis plant produces chemicals called cannabinoids and these are what give it the medical and recreational qualities we are becoming familiar with...
Reasonable suspicion is part of a comprehensive drug and alcohol program and traditionally been used to trigger drug testing when impairment is suspected.
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?
Yesterday it was announced that Shoppers and Loblaws will be providing coverage for medical cannabis for employees via their group plan with Manulife.
On Friday all the major media outlets were reporting on the decision by the Nova Scotia Human Rights board, which directed Gordon Skinner’s benefit provider to cover his medical cannabis expenses.
We sat down and talked with the Edmonton Examiner about how employers should handle medical cannabis in the workplace. Read the full article here.
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