The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says 55 per cent of Saskatchewan small business owners are concerned cannabis legalization will impact safety in their workplace. Cannabis goes from criminal to legal at midnight tonight [tues]. The Federation survey also found that 79 per cent of small business owners in this province believe regulations should be changed to include a worker’s obligation to disclose impairment or the ingestion of impairing substances. 77 per cent believe the province should develop tools and guidance to help employers and employees in meeting their health and safety responsibilities with regard to impairment. 64 per cent say they do not know what their rights and responsibilities are as an employer with respect to legalized cannabis.
The CFIB says, because of concerns, it has developed a series of educational and workplace tools to help employers manage the change. The resources are online at: cfib.ca/cannabis