OHS Canada: Edibles add new wrinkle to work safety landscape
by Melissa Snider-Adler
There are vast differences between smoked cannabis and newly legal products
On Oct. 17, 2019, cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals became legal in Canada.
With these new products, employees who work in safety-sensitive workplaces should recognize that what they do on their own time may indeed affect safety in their workplace. Prolonged impairment of edibles means usage on their own time can most certainly spill over to the workday. This is something employers need to keep in mind as well.