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Employers aren’t hamstrung when it comes to marijuana at work

Recent decision upheld termination of worker after one-time breach of drug policy
By Lisa Stam
| Canadian HR Reporter

The legalization of marijuana made news again recently when Ontario announced its plans with respect to how the legal sale of marijuana will be practically rolled out. 

Basically, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) will run 150 retail outlets selling marijuana, and the drug will also be available to purchase online. Mom and pop marijuana dispensaries, which have always been illegal, will continue to be illegal.

But it seems like there are a lot more than 150 of these illegal dispensaries, and it is hard to imagine 150 government-run stores will be able to meet the clear market demand. Concerns have been raised that the black market will continue to flourish, even once these new legal stores open.