Cannabis use and the Canadian workplace (pre-legalization)

Published: October 2019

by: Institute for Work & Health

From 2018 to 2021, the Institute for Work & Health is conducting a yearly survey of Canadian workers about cannabis. Our aim is to understand how the legalization of non-medical cannabis in October 2018 is affecting workers’ cannabis use, and affecting the beliefs of both users and non-users about cannabis use at work.

We conducted our first survey in June 2018, before the legalization of non-medical cannabis four months later. A total of 2,014 workers took part in this first survey, including 592 workers who used cannabis in the past year). This infographic shares some of what we learned.