Pubdate: Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2017 Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Larry Comeau
Page: 16
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor.


Re: High Workforce, Mike Soch.

Mr. Soch is exactly right that with the legalization of pot on July 1,
2018, we can expect many more workplace injuries. We only have to look
at what has happened in Colorado, where after legalization, workplace
injuries rose from 6-20%. Too many people erroneously try to equate
using marijuana with alcohol. Whereas alcohol leaves the system in
about 12 hours, THC can stay in one's system for many days. This means
someone getting stoned the night before, may be unknowingly still
quite impaired when they show up for work the next day. This will be a
particular problem in the mining and oil industry where there is heavy
equipment, thus the reason some companies like Suncor want mandatory
drug testing.

Larry Comeau

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(C'mon, let's not go all Reefer Madness.)
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