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On October 17, 2018 the new Cannabis Act came into effect – with far-reaching implications for Human Resources professionals across the country.

OsgoodePD in co-operation with the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), offers this essential guide to the impact of the new law on your workplace.

Through an expert interdisciplinary faculty, you will learn about:

  • Overview: The New Law On Cannabis and Its Impact On the Workplace Status Quo
  • Workplace Safety and the 3 “Ds” (Deterrence, Detection and Development of Policy)
  • Human Rights and Accommodation Issues and Their Solution
  • Medical Marijuana and the Workplace
  • Fitness For Duty: A Positive and Realistic Approach to Designing and Drafting Effective Workplace
  • Policies Under the Cannabis Act and Regulations
  • Special Considerations For Unionized Workplaces



  • Norm Keith, LL.M., Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Jennifer Mathers McHenry, Mathers McHenry & Co.

Our outstanding faculty includes:

  • David Chondon, Crawford Chondon & Partners LLP
  • Dr. Jonathan Davids, Corporate Medical Director/Occupational Health Specialist, DriverCheck Inc.
  • Katherine Ferreira, Koskie Minsky LLP
  • Philip Graham, Koskie Minsky LLP
  • Darryl Hiscocks, Torys LLP
  • John Illingworth, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
  • Laurie Jessome, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Krista Kais-Prial, Israel Foulon LLP
  • Jacqueline Luksha, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
  • Asha Rampersad, Lawyer & Human Resource Advisor, Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP
  • Krista Siedlak, Turnpenney Milne LLP


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
April 4, 2019
Fee per Delegate

$595 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • HR Directors
  • HR Managers
  • HR VPs

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