Canada’s first industry network for cannabis HR professionals launches this week. Cannabis companies are rapidly expanding to reach operational scale and address supply shortages. HR teams play an integral role in this process, including high-volume hiring, and the need for an industry network reflects the maturation of the sector. The network provides HR professionals in the regulated cannabis industry an opportunity to learn, share, collaborate and build relationships.
December 19, 2018, Edmonton, Alberta - Cannabis At Work and Global Governance Advisors (GGA) are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to deliver an expanded and enhanced cannabis industry compensation survey for 2019. This marks the 3rd year that Cannabis At Work has released a compensation survey for the cannabis industry.
The Cannabis Act governs medical and recreational cannabis in Canada. The Act provides a number of business license categories, including standard and micro cultivation, nursery, standard and micro processing, sale for medical purposes, analytical testing, and research.
The Cannabis Act also dictates a number of key individuals that must be designated by license holders. These positions include Head of Laboratory, Quality Assurance Person, Master Grower, Head of Security, and Responsible Person in Charge.
As Canada eases into a new legalization framework, it is interesting to consider the global perspective as well, in terms of understanding both the global state of cannabis regulation, but also to identify opportunities and synergies in other jurisdictions. In this article, we will look at the jurisdictions of Australia, Denmark and Jamaica, and provide a high-level overview of the state of affairs in each country as it relates to cannabis regulation.
Company sanctioned events, such as holiday parties, can be a great way for companies to celebrate the season. However, they do bring with them concerns around appropriate behaviour, safety, and liability. These concerns usually focus on the consumption of alcohol but the legalization of cannabis has introduced a new complexity.
We’ve created a survival guide to help you and your organization navigate cannabis at holiday parties this festive season.
This article is an update to a previous article on the Cannabis at Work Website titled “Denial of Cannabis Coverage Found to be Discriminatory”.
In Canada medical cannabis was legalized in 2001 when the federal Government introduced the Medical Marihuana Access Regulations. In 2002 there were only 455 Canadians authorized to possess medical cannabis. The impact on the workplace at that time was fairly minimal but the impact has increased as there are now around 270,000 registered patients.