Edmonton’s Chamber of Commerce is working on a policy to deal with medical marijuana in the workplace as concerns mount among employers and workers.
Some workers have spoken out to say they’ve been treated unfairly at work because of their prescription, and last week Canada’s biggest law firm named medical pot as one of 2017’s Top 10 business risks.
“We are in the process right now of talking to experts and formulating some recommendations to put forward,” said Janet Riopel, the Chamber’s President and CEO.
“We’re trying to work on this as quickly as possible.”
Riopel said Edmonton business owners have told her they are worried about workplace safety and how to deal with employees who might be impaired.
She said the federal task force recommendations on marijuana legalization did not address workplace safety to the extent she had hoped, leaving many policy decisions up to individual businesses and groups like the chamber of commerce.