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Published: Fri, 26 May 2017 23:20:24 -0700

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CN ON: Legal Pot Poses Problems For Municipalities

Sat, 20 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 20 May 2017 - Lambton County trains managers as local governments brace for expected challenges SARNIA - With Canada ready to legalize marijuana by next July, Ontario municipalities are ablaze with activity prepping for the impacts of that move - including in the workplace.

CN ON: Municipalities Eye Workplace Pot Policies

Sat, 20 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Observer, 20 May 2017 - With Canada ready to legalize marijuana by next July, Ontario municipalities are ablaze with activity prepping for the impacts of that move - including in the workplace. The County of Lambton recently held a training session for its 75 managers about marijuana and workplace safety. Among the chief municipal concerns around legalization include the potential for workers to believe it's legal for them to smoke marijuana on municipal property, as well as the potential for impaired driving if a high worker operates a municipal vehicle.

CN MB: Don't Sell Pot, Booze Together: MGEU

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 2017 - WHEN marijuana is legalized in Canada, it should be sold in standalone publicly operated stores, the head of the Manitoba Government and General Employees Union (MGEU) says. Michelle Gawronsky said the union believes that Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corp. should be responsible for selling cannabis products, but that marijuana not be marketed in booze stores.

CN BC: Cannabis May Help Wean People Off Crack, Study Finds

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 16 May 2017 - Cannabis has been identified as a potential substitute for users of legal or illicit opioids, but a new Vancouver-based study shows the drug may also help reduce people's cravings for another highly addictive substance: crack cocaine. Scientists at the BC Centre on Substance Use tracked 122 people who consumed crack in and around Vancouver's Downtown Eastside over a three-year period and found they reported using that drug less frequently when they opted to also consume cannabis.

CN NF: Man In The Middle

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 16 May 2017 - Worker anxiously awaits arbitration case Part 4 in a four-part series Scott Tizzard remains mired in a career no-man's land.

CN ON: Bylaws Battle

Mon, 15 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Ottawa Sun, 15 May 2017 - City department joins fight against illegal marijuana dispensaries Ottawa's bylaw enforcement officers have jumped into the battle against the city's marijuana dispensaries. The landlords of the Ottawa Cannabis Dispensary on Laperriere Avenue have been charged with violating city zoning bylaws. The cannabis shop is in a small house painted green, next to an auto body shop and a chip truck. It's an industrial zone that does not permit retail shops.

CN NF: Brave New Work World

Mon, 15 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 15 May 2017 - Knowing more about impairment key to setting fair and safe workplace rules: expert Alex Boucher says the looming legalization of marijuana is opening up a whole new frontier for employers. He's an expert in wellness areas, including disability management and workplace accommodation, and works with employers, unions and communities.

CN ON: Judge Dismisses Kamermans' Appeal

Sat, 13 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Intelligencer, 13 May 2017 - A Coe Hill physician stripped of his medical licence has lost his appeal to have a string of criminal charges levied against him dropped due to what the defence claimed was unreasonable delays to reach trial. Dan Stein, Rob Kamermans' Toronto lawyer, said Justice Robert Scott ruled in favour of the prosecution which submitted that it was not to be blamed for the inordinate amount of time the case is taking to reach trial.

CN NF: No Place At Work For Recreational Pot: Expert

Sat, 13 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 13 May 2017 - Expert says employers should treat recreational marijuana the same as alcohol - it's a no-no at work St. John's lawyer Harold Smith of Stewart McKelvey represents employers in all aspects of labour relations, employment and administration law, and as such has been helping employers adjust their policies to incorporate the legalization of marijuana.