Patrick Whalen, who says he uses no illicit drugs and only uses REC occasionally, saw a job offer for a Halifax water-treatment plant pulled when he tested positive for cannabis.

  • Erin Gratton, founder of cannabis-HR organization High Values, said on Twitter, “No medical condition, no Code protection.” She explained to WeedWeek, “Until there’s a reliable test for cannabis impairment, safety-sensitive workers need to be aware of possible implications of consuming recreational cannabis outside work hours.”
  • The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador’s decision in a landmark case on MED at work,writes Torkin Manes Barristers & Solicitors partner Peter Straszynski, found the “possibility” of impairment up to 24 hours after cannabis consumption represented “undue hardship” to an employer, allowing them the right to terminate a MED user’s employment.
    Torkin Manes

Quick Hits

  1. Police in Ontario’s Waterloo Region warned of the discovery of counterfeit cannabis containing the extremely powerful opioid carfentanil, but no cannabis at all. Based on photos circulated, it appears to be a ground dry-leaf product laced with chemicals. This was likely not the culprit in last week’s reports of teens overdosing after smoking what bystanders said smelled like cannabis.
    CTV News, Globe and Mail
  2. The owner of an evicted illicit CBD store in Windsor, ON, says his landlord told police “untrue” things about him in a letter to police accusing him of “selling cannabis related products.” Police searched the store and left without pressing charges. His landlord accuses police of forcing him “to do their dirty work” by evicting the store when they did not charge the owner.
    CBC Windsor