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Cannabis in the Workplace Workshop

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The federal government is seeking to legalize and regulate Cannabis under Bill C-45, the proposed Cannabis Act. The Act is currently before the Senate for review, and the Senate has committed to hold a third reading no later than June 7. If approved, provinces and territories have requested a few months to transition to the new framework.

How will the new cannabis legislation impact your business? Join the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce for the Cannabis in the Workplace Workshop from 11am – 2 pm on Tuesday, May 1 at the Holiday Inn.

Representatives from the City of Lethbridge will be available for a free session from 11-11:45 am to discuss how new cannabis legislation will affect municipal bylaws.

Following that will be a paid lunch session featuring presentations from Ed Secondiak, President of ECS Safety Services Ltd, and Wayne Petersen and Candice Braun of North & Company LLP.

They will discuss how legalization may impact the workplace, strategies for dealing with the use of drugs/alcohol in the workplace, and the use of prescription drugs including medical cannabis in the workplace. They will also discuss what you need in a policy and what to do if you do not have a policy, and your rights and responsibilities as an employer.

CANNABIS AT WORK CONFERENCE CALGARY

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You can register for day one, or day one and two combined. Space is limited on day two.
Medical Cannabis and the impending legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada can have great implications on our workplaces. Employers need to ensure they are educated on how to manage both medical and recreational use by employees. The Cannabis at Work Conference brings together a team of workplace experts to ensure you have the tools to mitigate risk in your organization.

Cannabis@Work Workshop

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Medical marijuana is a rapidly changing topic and has great implications for workplaces. Managing medical marijuana in the workplace is complex and requires specialized knowledge of medical cannabis, workplace policy and case law. Approaching recreational legalization adds another layer of challenges.

The information you hear will ensure you have the tools to mitigate risk in your organization.

Topics that will be covered:

History & Regulatory Framework
Politics
Science & Patient Demographics
Impairment
Case Law (Medical)
Reasonable Suspicion
Recreational Use
Drug & Alcohol Policies
Employee Benefits/Insurance
Drug & Alcohol Testing

Hosted by the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce. For more information go to the Cannabis@Work website.

Cannabis Legalization: Understanding the Implications for Business

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We invite you to join Osler’s Employment & Labour group as they welcome special guest speaker, The Honourable Kathleen Ganley, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, and Deputy Government House Leader for the Province of Alberta for a timely overview of the Federal, Provincial and Municipal legalization legislation and what it means for employers.

We hope you are able to join us.

11:30 – 12:00 p.m. – Registration & Lunch
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. – Discussion
12:45 – 1:00 p.m. – Q&A

Cannabis Canada Forums featuring Edmonton Chamber Luncheon

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The coming legalization of cannabis in Canada brings questions, challenges, and opportunities as this industry is adopted. During the Cannabis Canada Forum, the Edmonton Chamber will be hosting a discussion on the business case around cannabis and the potential economic impact to the province.

Join us for a dynamic and informative luncheon focused on this emerging industry.

Each luncheon ticket purchased provides an accompanying pass giving you full access to the larger Cannabis Canada Forum happening the same day: including sessions on Cannabis in the Workplace and Cannabis in Retail.

Member ticket: $99
Member table of 8: $792
Non-member ticket: $119

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES DAY & EDMONTON CHAMBER LUNCHEON
Friday, April 13th

CONSUMER DAY
Saturday, April 14th

CannabisCon Edmonton

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES DAY & EDMONTON CHAMBER LUNCHEON
Friday, April 13th
The Business of Cannabis is exploding in Canada. Licensed Producers, Retail involvement, Investing, owning or operating a variety of businesses that will benefit from the legalization of Cannabis later this year. Seminars include everything from HR in the workplace to a legislative update with representatives from all levels of Government. Have lunch with the movers and shakers from the Chamber of Commerce. You’ve got questions – Cannabis Canada Forums has answers.

CONSUMER DAY
Saturday, April 14th
A day for information on health, lifestyle and more. Medical Cannabis has been used and recommended for relieving certain symptoms of specific ailments. You can speak to legal clinics, licensed producers and other related legal cannabis business. Attend seminars and find out what cannabis is all about. How will it change our society and what are the issues. How can I grow my own? Find out about working in the industry, and attend the job fair. It’s all included in the ticket!

HempFest Cannabis Expo Edmonton

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The HempFest Cannabis Expo returns to Edmonton for it’s second year! From now until this Friday (November 10th) you can get HALF PRICED tickets to this can’t miss show! That’s only $10 for tickets! To take advantage of this special offer, use coupon code ‘hempfestyeg’! www.hempfestedmonton.com

CannabisCon Calgary

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Cannabis Canada Forums is a two day event including a business-focused day on Friday (Forums) followed by a consumer-focused day on Saturday (#CannabisCON).

Between these two days you are going to get a lot of answers to a lot of questions from experts in the field. You have the option to attend one or both days in each city. We look forward to seeing you there!

BUSINESS DAY
Friday, March 2nd

CONSUMER DAY
Saturday, March 3rd

Cannabis At Work Conference – Greater Toronto Area

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You can register for day one, or day one and two combined. Space is limited on day two.

Day One; Conference (8am-4:30pm): Medical marijuana is a rapidly changing topic and has great implications for workplaces. Managing medical marijuana in the workplace is complex and requires specialized knowledge of medical cannabis, workplace policy and case law. Approaching recreational legalization adds another layer of challenges. This conference brings together a team of workplace experts to ensure you have the tools to mitigate risk in your organization.

Day One Agenda:

Registration & Breakfast | 8:00am
Opening Remarks | 8:30am
History of Cannabis in Canada | 8:45am
Demystifying Medical Cannabis | 9:30am
Networking Coffee Break | 10:30am
Spotlight on Safety | 11:00am
Lunch | 12:00pm
Workplace Case Law Update | 1:00pm
Networking Coffee Break | 2:30pm
Managing Recreational Cannabis | 3:00pm
Action Plan & Wrap Up | 4:00pm

Day Two; Master Class (10am-3:30pm): The Master Class is a small group, facilitated “working” class. SPACE IS LIMITED. In this workshop we will do a deep dive on your Drug & Alcohol Policy to ensure it is cannabis compliant. Participants will leave with a new draft of their policy. Participants will also leave with business processes for managing medical and recreational cannabis disclosures.

What to bring on day two: Participants must bring (electronically or physical copies) of their Drug & Alcohol policy, internal procedures on drug testing or other relevant polices/procedures/directives.

During the working class, participants will (with the assistance of the facilitator):

•Identify gaps in their current policy; deconstruct their Drug & Alcohol policy
•Identify what needs to be added or changed in their current policy; rebuild draft policy
•Create draft of internal procedures for managing cannabis disclosures
•Create a communication and education plan; identify steps to roll out new policy

Understanding Substance Use Disorders – Workplace Implications

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Cannabis use is a hot issue, and with the July 2018 legalization date quickly approaching, now is the time that employers should be planning to handle potential implications and impact from cannabis use in their workplace.

Cannabis use on the job can impact everyone that worker encounters – colleagues, supervisors, owners, clients and customers.

Workshop guest speakers are:

Dr. Tony P. George:

Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto; head of Addictions Division at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH)
Dr. George will present “Understanding Substance Use Disorders and Workplace Implications.”

Susan J. Houston:

Mathews, Dinsdale and Clark LLP, will present: Accommodation, state of the law, drug testing, discipline, establishing policies.

Note:
Continental breakfast and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.
Presentation begins at 8:00 a.m.

Sponsored by Sarnia-Lambton Workplace Wellness Committee, Mathews Dinsdale & Clark LLP.

For more information contact:
Martina Jackson 519-344-2062 x 2162, martina.jackson@county-lambton.on.ca

Jennifer Renaud 519-344-2062 x 2111,
jennifer.renaud@county-lambton.on.ca