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Canadians Wonder: Is Medical Marijuana Acceptable in the Workplace?

Medical marijuana use continues to grow in Canada which has led to questions about whether it’s appropriate to take it at work.

“There’s still a lot of stigmatization out there,” said employment lawyer David Whitten.

“A lot of people are basing their thoughts and ideas on movies that came out in the ’80s. We’ve come a long way since then and it’s recognized just like any other medication,” Whitten told CBC Radio.

Although Whitten said employers need to be more flexible when it comes to allowing workers to use weed at work, he does acknowledge there are occasions when an employer can ask a worker not to take their medicine. [Read more at CBCNews.com]

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