Employers seek safeguards against pot-related risks in workplace

June 18th, 2018

As bill to legalize cannabis is debated in Ottawa, industry sees workplace use as possible danger

As the bill to legalize cannabis bounces around Parliament Hill, some industries want legislation to ensure the drug won't be a danger in the workplace.

"Certainly, it's a substance that is very dangerous from the perspective of safety-sensitive positions," Chris MacDonald, director of government relations for J.D. Irving Ltd., said Wednesday.

"You certainly don't want folks, like pilots and train conductors, you know, bus drivers and those folks, using this substance and working."

MacDonald is part of a national group of employers working on the issue.


Posted on June 18th, 2018