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OHS Canada: Edibles add new wrinkle to work safety landscape

by Melissa Snider-Adler   

Canadian Manufacturing
Human Resources Manufacturing Alcohol & Cannabis

There are vast differences between smoked cannabis and newly legal products

PHOTO: CBD Infused Vegan Gluten Free Edibles with Green Tea & Sesame/WeedPornDaily via Flickr

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.

To learn more, check out this story from Melissa Snider-Adler at OHS Canada, one of Canadian Manufacturing‘s sister publications at Annex Business Media.



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