Legalization of marijuana presents new workplace health and safety challenges for employers and employees. This course examines the issue from a variety of perspectives, and for different audiences. The overall goal of the course is to create accurate understanding of a variety of issues associated with medical and recreational use of cannabis, and implications for workplace health and safety. The course presents curated information, based on the best current available scientific information, with commentary on evidence quantity and quality. The course takes no position on the merits of government cannabis policies. The instructors are experts in occupational health and pharmacology.


  • Overview of the regulatory framework for production, distribution, sale and personal use
  • Basics of marijuana pharmacology
  • Hazards and hazard controls for employers and employees in marijuana growing and processing
  • What is and isn’t known regarding effects on user behaviour, task performance, injury risk, and long-term health
  • Implications of therapeutic use for employers and workplace safety
  • Potential workplace hazards associated with employee use outside the workplace and at the workplace
  • Provisions of state and federal legislation bearing on employer and worker duties
  • Components for appropriate workplace drug abuse policies and programs


1 Day


Public Price Per Attendee
$495.00 Early Bird (effective until 14 calendar days before course date)

10% discount for registrations of 3 or more

In-House Price Per Attendee
Please Inquire (minimum registrations apply and may include additional charges for travel and customization).

Dates and Locations

Registration cut-off 10 calendar days before event. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

Also available for customized in-house presentations.