Oh Canada: The World Watches 10/17

Caroline Morris
October 19, 2018

The cannabis industry knows all eyes are on the legalization process in Canada. Here some things to know about best business practices, navigating regulations, and available resources.

Cannabis Lingo Crash Course

Need a quick recap of the industry jargon? Bloomberg Businessweek issued a 6-minute read/listen highlighting legalization origins, the math of it all, science key terms, and consumption trends in vape technology, edibles, and infused colas. If your stakeholders need to catch up on the basics, here is a great place to start.

Workforce + US Border

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) revised a statement in late September on admissibility factors for cannabis workers entering the US. The CBP official stance went from “may affect admissibility” to “coming to the U.S. for reasons unrelated to the marijuana industry will generally be admissible”. Since the CBP is the nation’s first line of defense for controlled substances entering the US, travel related to the cannabis industry may be deemed inadmissible. According to an immigration expert quoted in Forbes, it’s best to “stay off the radar”. Know before you go.

Uber and Lyft 10/17 Promo Codes

This quick HuffPost video featured some of the players in cannabis safety offering discounts on rides in Canada on October 17th. MADD collaborating with Tweed? That is a thing.

Cannabis and the Workplace

The Human Resources Professionals Association published a recent study exploring the impact of cannabis in the workplace focusing on four main areas: safety, employers’ duty, drug plans, and drug testing. The study cites a Deloitte poll that suggests up to 40% of the adult population in Canada either consumes cannabis at least on an occasional basis or indicated a willingness to try marijuana after legalization. Of the 650 HRPA members surveyed, 45% do not believe their current policies address potential legalization issues. Canadian Employment Law Today is looking forward to results of a government survey of over 2,000 workers at the end of the year to provide a clearer picture of cannabis in the workplace.

Happy Birthday, Canadian Cannabis Industry!

Is there an area of the Canadian cannabis supply chain that you are watching? Read more and watch a video on how Canadian legalization will effect the U.S. cannabis market.

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