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Quebec's cannabis bill leaves more questions than answers, lawyers say

Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 8:46 AM | By Luis Millan

Employers are disappointed the Quebec government failed to provide new rules and guidance under its recently unveiled legal framework for the consumption, sale and distribution of marijuana, according to employment and labour lawyers.

Unlike Ontario’s Bill 174, which explicitly bans the use of cannabis in workplaces, Quebec’s new legislation (Bill 157) is conspicuously silent over marijuana usage in the workplace, prompting concerns over how public and private sector employers are going to achieve the thorny balance between employee privacy and workplace safety in the absence of...