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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

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.

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,

Legal & HR Considerations: Get the facts, learn how to mitigate the risk of liability

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Let’s Talk Cannabis™ is a seven-part series of presentations and panel discussions created by Bayview Concierge and designed to deliver the current research findings, HR considerations and legal ramifications surrounding Medical Cannabis in the Workplace.

The world is looking at Canada to set the stage for Cannabis regulation, legalization and distribution.
With the many misconceptions swirling around the medical cannabis industry, Canadian employers and employees are demanding accurate information and ongoing education as the medical industry and laws unfold. We have formed a collaboration to bring you the latest research findings, legal considerations and Human Resource issues in a seven-part series of presentations and panel discussions.

Bayview Concierge -Sherry Bennett-
Tel: 416-858-6464

Atlantic Cannabis Forum 2017

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The Canadian cannabis market is growing and now with the legalized market starting on July 1st 2018 we need to prepare. The Cape Breton Partnership invites you to join us for Atlantic Canada’s first cannabis forum where we will be discussing and presenting on the expected upcoming changes and help you prepare for this new emerging market.
We are bringing together industry experts to share what they have been doing and their recommendations. Experts from production, extracts, distribution, retail, and policy will be here to answer questions in what has worked for them and what we can expect to happen within the next year. Let your voice be heard as we have discussions in what model would work best in Atlantic Canada.