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A checklist for cannabis and being fit for work

We’re now just days away from legalization of recreational use of cannabis in Canada. Within the next week, individuals of legal age will be able to purchase and transport recreational cannabis. In Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation will be marketing cannabis. Of course, it will be everyone’s responsibility to be clear on the amount of cannabis they’re allowed to have on them for personal use at one time (30 grams in Nova Scotia). This is a bit different than alcohol, where you can fill your trunk and backseat, as long as none of it is open. This suggests that though both alcohol and cannabis are legal recreational drugs, they’re not viewed the same by law. About 70 per cent of the Canadian population reports having had at least one drink of alcohol in the past 12 months, while 18 per cent say they have used cannabis in the last year. With access to a new recreational drug that can be smoked, vaped and digested, chances are more Canadians will experiment with cannabis, and more than 18 per cent will use it in the next year.

Read more on the Chronicle Herald.

Article by Bill Howatt, chief research and development officer of work force productivity with Morneau Shepell.