The Cannabis Institute for Policy and Learning

The Cannabis Institute for Policy and Learning was created in partnership with the University of Alberta to help government, corporations and non-government organizations adapt to the rapidly shifting landscape that is emerging with the legalization of cannabis. Grounded in research, our expert leaders offer courses, consulting services and products to provide guidance through the emerging challenges and liabilities in the workplace. The data shows that most workplaces have not yet implemented policies of accommodation for medical cannabis. Now that recreational cannabis is about to be legalized, it adds an additional set of cultural, policy and legal issues into the mix. The Institute provides expertise, context and research to help you mitigate risk to yourself and your organization. We accomplish this by teasing out the evidence-based truths from the tangled mass of information so that you can see past the confusion and get confidently to a new normal.

What your department needs to know about cannabis and why

1 days
$545

In this one-day course, we build context with the history of cannabis, the nature of the challenges we face, and the potential impact of a huge emerging industry. Looking at the types of issues to prepare for, we tackle the myths and advance the facts. Equipped with this knowledge participants will be able to frame the requirements for adapting their policies to accommodate the imminent changes. Armed with this knowledge, you, your organization and your colleagues, will be well positioned to adapt to the coming change.

Everything You Need to Know about Cannabis but Were Afraid to Ask

1 days
$545

In this course, the surprising story behind legalization is revealed as a series of charter-based challenges that forced the government’s hand. The resulting expectations from different stakeholders are explored and the limitations imposed on research reveal the exposure on key issues including road safety and underage cannabis use. We cover different terminology, as well as available products and market developments – legal and illegal. We include a brief review of what is happening with cannabis legislation in other jurisdictions and conclude with a discussion of the emerging trends so that you can evaluate the likely impacts and outcomes of legalization.

Accommodation and risk mitigation for proactive workplaces

1 days
$545

In this one-day course, we review the profound impacts that legalized cannabis will have on the workplace so that employers can mitigate and manage risk. With issues like responsible use of medical cannabis, composition of benefit packages and protection against legal action, human resource policies are coming under the cannabis microscope. As cannabis use outside the workplace could impact workplace safety, we examine what is known and unknown about impairment and how to reconcile that with the sustainment of critical systems and equipment/vehicle operation. The objective is to give you the tools to prepare yourself and your organization for the coming changes.