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Policies that Address Cannabis

Jason Sinukoff
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The article highlights the importance for condominiums to address the impact of recreational cannabis on workplace safety through the implementation or updating of workplace impairment and drug and alcohol policies. The author emphasizes that condominiums act as both homes and workplaces, and it is their duty to provide a safe environment for all residents and workers. The article outlines the specific duties of a condominium corporation, both as an occupier of the common elements and as an employer, as mandated by various statutes such as the Condominium Act, 1998, the Occupiers' Liability Act, 1990, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1990. It explains how workplace policies aid in fulfilling these duties and provides mechanisms for enforcement, including penalties and termination of workers or contracting companies. The article also addresses the distinction between recreational and medical cannabis, highlighting the duty to accommodate disabled workers as per the Human Rights Code. It emphasizes the importance of consulting with a condominium lawyer when drafting or updating workplace impairment and drug and alcohol policies to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.


recreational cannabis, workplace safety, impairment, drug and alcohol policies, condominium corporation, duties, occupier, employer, Smoke-Free Ontario Act, medical cannabis, duty to accommodate, Human Rights Code, condominium lawyer, compliance.

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Jason Sinukoff
Policies that Address Cannabis
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