New Era As Canada Enters Cannabis Legalization; Workplace Implications Outlined

By Jim Bentein Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 7:05 AM MDT     A senior manager of a company specializing in drug and alcohol testing at worksites says he’s concerned about impediments to implementing legislation and practices that will prevent workplace deaths. Provinces across Canada enter a new era today with the legalization of cannabis. It’s something industry has been preparing for, for some time. Dan Demers, who specializes in drug and alcohol testing for CannAmm Occupational Testing Services, which has offices in Edmonton and North Bay, Ont., said he doesn’t believe governments have taken enough steps to protect Canadians, at worksites and on roadways, as marijuana becomes legal countrywide today. And Demers thinks the sheer size of the marijuana sector, with companies such as Canopy Growth Corporation having stock market capitalizations in the billions, will prevent governments from moving ahead on needed legislation and marijuana research. “I worry that the cannabis producers will outspend energy … Continue reading