Using technology exclusively licensed from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver company Cannabix announced it was developing a portable THC breath analyzer “ideally suited for workplace, parental, and personal use testing.”
- Cannabis HR expert Erin Gratton argued, “To market this product to employers in this fashion is dangerous. It puts Canadians’ workplace rights and protections at risk.”
- She accused the company of fostering fear and stigma in a video where its co-president falsely said, “Use of marijuana is as high as alcohol in our society.”
Under Canadian law, only employees in safety-sensitive workplaces may be subject to drug tests. For all other workers, drug tests are considered to violate employee rights.
Ontario Human Rights Commission
- However, short of actual drug testing, employers do have the right to set strict limits related to cannabis, including banning even the possession of cannabis in the workplace.
Globe and Mail
- As they did prior to dry-flower legalization, employers are nervous edibles legalization will cause workplace inebriation.
Canadian HR Reporter
- Newfoundland paper the Telegram profiled Atlantic Canada’s responses to a year of legalization. In Nova Scotia, one in four has bought legal REC, though many continue to buy on the illicit market.
- BC’s municipalities still haven’t gotten their share of cannabis excise taxes, though on the upside apparently Vancouverites who live in RVs are now growing weed in them. Good for them.
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