OACP President Chief Bryan Larkin and Inspector Dominic Sinopoli, Chair of the OACP Alcohol and Gaming Committee, attended a stakeholder consultation on Ontario’s approach to the legalization of Cannabis. The meeting afforded stakeholders to discuss public safety issues and other matters related to the legalization, which is expected next summer.
In a related matter, since medical marijuana has officially become a treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, the Public Services Health & Safety Association has embarked on partnering to educate and build awareness around Medical Marijuana use in Ontario workplaces. According to Health Canada, the number of Canadians authorized to use medical marijuana is increasing and is expected to reach approximately 1% of the Canadian population by 2024. Under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC), employers are required to accommodate workers who are deemed to have a disability to the point of undue hardship. PSHSA offers a Medical Marijuana Fast Fact resource document.