The Cannabis Act and How Employers Should Respond Written by Wedgwood Insurance Limited on 3/21/2018 4:38 AM in cannabis, employers. It has 0 Comments. In the near future, the use of cannabis for recreational (non-medical) purposes will be legal across Canada. The legalization of marijuana not only affects the general public, but it will also have a sweeping influence on how employers manage their workforce. As such, it’s crucial that employers adopt clear policies on the use of drugs and alcohol to prevent workplace accidents, increases in sick claims and decreases in employee productivity. To respond effectively to the legalization of marijuana, employers need to have a basic understanding of the impact of the Cannabis Act itself and what steps they should take to ensure a safe and healthy workplace.