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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

For boardroom and multi-purchase rates, please email us.
OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance for both on-site and webcast formats.


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "Take Online Course". Once you click "Take Online Course" you will be forwarded to the Moodle page with the materials link. The program video link with be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the video for 90 days.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations, Substitutions and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


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Technical Support

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

Date Recorded
April 4, 2019

Program Details

Date & Time

April 26, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT


Web - Replay

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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