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Employers should prepare for legal marijuana, chamber of commerce warned

Employers at a luncheon hosted by the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce were warned it was time to update their policies on medications and impairment, as the federal government plans to legalize recreational marijuana use next summer. During the Thursday afternoon meeting, members of Wood Buffalo’s business community were given a presentation on what the future legislation will look like,...

Businesses Learning About “Marijuana in Workplace”

As the legalization of marijuana gets closer, one local business is looking to inform others about “marijuana in the workplace.” On Thursday, Kristi Pinkney Hines, Founder and Director Hines Health Services, talked to different businesses at the Chamber of Commerce’s Luncheon. The presentation highlighted medical marijuana and recreational use. Hines tells Mix News the most important thing a business owner can do...

Bill C-45 – The Cannabis Act: An Overview

LEGAL USE (18 years and older) Possess and share with other adults up to 30 grams of dried or fresh cannabis Purchase dried, fresh cannabis and oil from provincially-licensed retailer Purchase cannabis online from a federally-licensed producer Grow up to four plants per residence for personal use Make cannabis products at home Medical Marijuana How does an individual obtain medical marijuana? Individuals...

Bill C-45: What It Is, And Why It Matters to You

Introduced in June 2016 by the Canadian Government, this legislation, which will come into effect no later than July 2018, states that it is legal for anyone over the age of 18 to possess up to 30 grams of dried or fresh cannabis. As an employer, this new legislation impacts you! Welcome to the first in a series of bi-weekly newsletters...