On October 17, 2018, the 95-year old prohibition on cannabis will be lifted. Over the next 17 weeks, the Provinces and Territories will finalize their corresponding legislation. We strongly encourage employers to begin educating employees now on how your workplace will address recreational and medical cannabis use by adults. Educating management and staff on these issues to manage expectations is a critical component of a smooth transition.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has picked October 17 as the day on which all adult Canadians will have legal access to cannabis for recreational use.