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2022 Q3 Newsletter

Hello Hines Health Services subscribers! Thanks for signing up for our newsletter. We’re pleased to bring you these updates on Hines Health Services and occupational health trends in the community. Trends in Health From Pandemic to Endemic According to the Government of Alberta, COVID-19 is transitioning from pandemic to endemic. “While there is still work to do to ensure all barriers to vaccine access...

Bill C-45: What This Legislation Means for Employers

Employers will still have the right to set rules for non-medical use of marijuana in the workplace in much the same way that employers currently set rules for use of alcohol. Employers may still prohibit the use of marijuana at work or during working hours and may also prohibit employees from attending work while impaired, subject to human rights considerations. Workplace rules...

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 obtain...

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 covering...