Cannabis use and perceptions among Canadian workers after legalization 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Nancy Carnide
Institute for Work & Health

Cannabis use for non-medical purposes became legal in Canada in October 2018. Many jurisdictions have followed suit in recent years. Although several studies have examined post-legalization outcomes in select groups and in the general population, data among the working population is lacking. Early results from an IWH study of Canadian workers suggested little change occurred in the year after legalization. In this presentation, Dr. Nancy Carnide shares findings from four waves of data, examining cannabis use patterns and perceptions from 2018 to 2021.

About presenter

Dr. Nancy Carnide is a scientist at the Institute for Work & Health. She conducts research at the intersection between occupational health and safety and substance use. Her program of research includes examining the use and non-medical use of prescription and recreational drugs among workers, their risk factors and the workplace consequences of their use, with a focus on cannabis and opioids.

About IWH Speaker Series

The IWH Speaker Series brings you the latest findings from work and health researchers from the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and beyond. For those unable to attend, the recorded webinar of most presentations in the IWH Speaker Series are made available on its web page within a week of the event.