The Business of Legalizing Marijuana – Surrey Board of Trade Leadership Dialogue Breakfast

Members of the media are invited to attend as our guest.

The federal government has announced that legislation to legalize marijuana will be tabled in April 2017. The number of dispensaries for marijuana have expanded dramatically and are only now being brought into regulation by municipal governments. As the Federal government moves to legalization, what are the implications for business? What policies and regulations currently exist for our workplaces and how will those change with the new legislation?

Please join the Surrey Board of Trade for our Surrey Leadership Dialogue Breakfast The Business of Legalizing Marijuana on Friday, June 10th.

Our panel of experts from WorkSafeBC, McQuarrie Hunter and Peace Arch Hospital will discuss:

  • Current legislation and regulation applying to alcohol, drug use and employment standards
  • The implications of an employee who requires medical marijuana for a medical condition
  • The implications of employees using recreational marijuana on or off the job
  • What policies a business will need to review to ensure clarity and understanding amongst employers and employees when the new legislation is presented in 2017.

Cindy Zheng, Employment Lawyer, McQuarrie Hunter
Dr. Amrish Joshi, Peace Arch Hospital South Surrey/White Rock

The Business of Legalizing Marijuana
Date: Friday, June 10, 2016
Location:  Eaglequest Golf Course, 7778 152 Street, Surrey, BC
Time: Registration 7:30 a.m., Program 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

For more information, please contact Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade, at 604.340.3899.

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