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The Issue

The Government of Canada is proceeding with the legalization of recreational cannabis. Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act is expected to come into full force and effect for July 1, 2018. An existing law related to medical use, the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) remains unchanged. While the legalization of cannabis will create exciting new business opportunities for the private sector in the province, it also brings with it new challenges for employers.