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How do I as an Employer deal with Cannabis legalization in Canada?

One word--the Canadian Model for Drug and Alcohol Use established by the Construction Owners Association of Alberta and Energy Safety of Canada formerly known as Enform.  This system incorporates the leading legal opinions on drugs in the work place and how they affect workers in the workplace and employer's duties and responsibilities. Google the Construction [...]

2018-07-09T16:34:28+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Safety Matters|

Amendments to the WCB Act in Alberta

The WCB Act in Alberta is changing!  The WCB Act in Alberta is changing!  Make note--they are major! As of January 1, 2018 the Alberta Price Index will no longer be reduced by 0.5% for claims.  Calculations will now be based on the actual Consumer Price Index or CPI without any reductions. As of April [...]

2018-07-09T16:18:25+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Safety Matters|

Cannabis canada truth consequence from a health and safety perspective

While cannabis will soon be legalized in Canada, it does not mean that it will be entirely decriminalized. This is much like alcohol, which is a substance that is taxed and regulated, yet has legal consequences and ramifications when it is consumed in excessive amounts or in risky situations (like behind the wheel of a [...]

2018-07-09T15:12:53+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Safety Matters|

Cannabis in Canada-From a Federal Perspective (Health and Safety)

Cannabis is coming to Canada, whether we like it or not. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your perspective), cannabis is not something that is native to our Canadian soil. It is considered a potentially "invasive" plant species, but in a limited way it will be allowed to enter Canada and be grown, processed and distributed [...]

2018-07-09T15:26:03+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Safety Matters|

Cannabis in Canada-All politics are local

There is a saying that all politics are local. This make sense, when you realize that much of the definitions of "politic" and "politics" have to do with relationships and how people relate to you. And it's much easier to relate with people when they are in your neighborhood. When it comes to politics and [...]

2018-07-09T15:15:46+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Safety Matters|

Cannabis in Canada and our Children our Future

When adults are left to make rules for other adults, we can sometimes lose sight of how those rules might impact the minors and children in our lives. As adults, however, we have a duty to protect those children, just as much as protecting adults from themselves. Cannabis and related products can be hazardous to [...]

2018-07-09T15:28:58+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Safety Matters|

Cannabis in Canada: Cultivation and Medicine

Canada isn't going to pot yet. But pot is coming to Canada very soon. At least, in a legal sense. We have a warning and time to prepare for this new reality, and contrary to what you might think, there is a lot of preparation behind the scenes to get the entire country ready forthe idea [...]

2018-07-09T15:20:25+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Safety Matters|

Cannabis in Canada: The New Reality in October

Canada is entering a new reality. In just a few short months, one of the drugs that has been long considered illegal in Canada, will soon be legalized, taxed and regulated. Whether you believe that it is a "gateway" to stronger, more addictive drugs (where there is some data providing conflicting information) or not, the [...]

2018-07-09T15:23:25+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Safety Matters|

Cannabis in Canada: The Literature of the Law

Legal cannabis is coming to Canada in a few short months. It's time for us to get ready and understand the ramifications and expectations of this new reality of having legal, regulated and restricted access to cannabis products all across the country. Now that the new reality is here, its time for all of us [...]

2018-07-09T15:31:37+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Safety Matters|

Cannabis in Canada: What You Need to Know

In the United State, cannabis is creating a societal civil war. In Canada, the country is finally surrendering to cannabis. For the next several posts here, I will be looking to educate all of you about the just-passed Cannabis Act in Canada, which takes effect October 1. At the rates in which Canadian residents use cannabis, [...]

2018-07-09T15:34:12+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Safety Matters|