Employers fret about hazy rules around pot use

December 22, 2017
Canadian Occupational Safety - Cassandra Szklarski

TORONTO (CP) — Once recreational cannabis use becomes legal, taking a ``smoke break'' at work could suddenly become much more complicated.

At least that's the fear among some human resources officials who wonder if the law change will bring impairment at work, decreased productivity, poor attendance and, of course, safety issues.

Many questions linger over what legal pot will mean for the average workplace, says Scott Allinson of the Human Resources Professionals Association, which outlined its concerns in a 25-page report over the summer.