It’s been almost one year since cannabis became legal in Canada. In light of the upcoming anniversary, a new study looked at the ways that cannabis has affected the workplace.
Findings from this study show that by and large legalization has had a much smaller impact on things than many Canadians previously thought.
The new findings come from a survey conducted by market research company Ipsos, in conjunction with workplace resource company ADP Canada.
Between August 30 and September 18, 2019, the survey questioned 1,160 Canadians 18 and older who are currently working. Specifically, the questions were about cannabis-related rules and practices in the workplace.
Here are some of the key findings from the survey:
86 percent of Canadians said their employers do not allow people to consume cannabis during work. 8 percent of Canadians said their employers do allow employees to consume marijuana during work hours. Out of those whose employers allow cannabis, 63 percent consume weed before work, 47 percent consume during work hours, and 72 percent consume weed after work. Extrapolating from these numbers, 5 percent of Canadian workers consume weed before work, 4 percent consume weed during work, and 6 percent of Canadian workers