Over 80 Percent Of Canadian Workers Don't Know What Their Workplace Cannabis Regulations Are

Don't be surprised if your office smells a bit skunky this Wednesday. A recent poll suggests that the majority of Canadian workers don't know what their company's policy is for recreational cannabis, which officially becomes legal on October 17.

A new, Canada-wide survey conducted by the French market research firm Ipsos found that a mere 18 percent of Canadian employees are familiar with their workplace cannabis policies. That means the vast majority of Canadian workers82 percentare unsure of their company's cannabis policy.

So, what do people think the regulations will look like? Roughly 70 percent of respondents said they expect their bosses to ban cannabis use in much the same way that alcohol is prohibited during working hours. n't allowed ), employees assumed that marijuana policy will be similar to the ones their employer already has for alcohol consumption. Meanwhile, 17 percent of respondents aren't sure whether or not they'll be allowed to have a puff on the company's dime, and another 13 percent of employees believe they'll be allowed to smoke up while on the job or just before heading to work.

This lack of knowledge concerning the rules and regs of cannabis go beyond the workplace too. Just over 50 percent of respondents said they don't fully understand Canada's new cannabis laws. That means the average Canadian is likely to get into trouble during the day as well as in their off-hours.

And you're one of those 10 percent who think your boss is a-ok with you getting a little high at work we recommend you double-check first.

H/T: Surry Now-Leader


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