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Cannabis At Work Conference Edmonton

  • Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel 4236 36 Street East Edmonton International Airport, AB, T9E 0V4 Canada (map)


Day One: Conference (8:00am-4:30pm):  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. There are not only federal regulations but also provincial and municipal regulations that employers will need to be aware of. Our agenda includes:

8:45-10:00 am - Demystifying Medical Cannabis

Dr. Francois Halle BSc, M.D, MSc, MBA is the co-founder and Senior Medical Office of Clinical Cannabis Consulting Group. Dr. Halle will help to demystify medical cannabis and will be talking about the basics of Cannabinoid Therapy.

10:30am-12: 00 pm – Legalization Update Panel: Alberta Cannabis Secretariat, Alberta Labour & City of Edmonton

Join representatives from the Alberta Cannabis Secretariat, Alberta Labour and the City of Edmonton to learn about municipal and provincial cannabis regulations. Following the updates, these representatives will participate in a panel to answer your questions about the legalization and the Alberta Cannabis Framework.

12:45-1:45 pm - Spotlight on Safety: Testing & Reasonable Suspicion

Hal Middlemiss is an Industry Advisor at SureHire Occupational Testing. Hal will be providing an overview of Reasonable Suspicion and steps employers can take to manage Cannabis in the workplace.

1:45-3:00 pm - Legal Update on Cannabis in the Workplace

Colin Fetter is a Partner and Leader of the Brownlee LLP’s Employment & Labour Practice group. Colin will be reviewing case law to shed light on what the courts are saying about managing medical and recreational cannabis in the workplace.

3:30-4:30 pm - The New World? Cannabis & Workplace Integration

Jason Fleming is the Director of Human Resources for MedReleaf Corp, a Licensed Producer in Canada. Jason will provide tips to employers on how to integrate Cannabis in the workplace and information on what benefits providers have been doing to cover medical cannabis for consumers.

Day Two: Master Class (10:00am-3: 30 pm): 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. 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

Participants must bring (electronically or physical copies) of their Drug & Alcohol policy, internal procedures on drug testing or other relevant policies/procedures/directives.

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Day One: 
Regular $275
Early Bird $225

Day One + Two:
Regular $650
Early Bird $570

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