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Marijuana laws in Canada will soon be getting an overhaul, report Profit and CBC.

Health Canada is taking a more hands-off approach to how medical marijuana producers are licensed, and how customers purchase the drug. At the same time, the federal government says it’s considering downgrading marijuana possession into a ticketing offense. It’s a move supported by Canada’s chiefs of police.

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With greater legal access to the drug, and increased permissiveness, smoking marijuana while at work could become as common as going outside for a cigarette break and a coffee.

Employers wondering how to handle this new workplace dilemma should keep workers’ health and safety in mind, Profit reports. Second-hand smoke affects other workers and customers, while it could be disastrous for anyone in a risky or physical job to smoke up.

Read more here and here.

Also read:

How legalizing marijuana could benefit the U.S. economy

Marijuana could be legal post-recession

Originally published on Advisor.ca

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