Small Firms Subsection Meeting: Marijuana in the Workplace – Cutting Through the Haze

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Date(s) - January 24th, 2019
11:45 am - 1:30 pm

The Four Seasons Hotel
791 W Georgia St
Vancouver, BC


Happy New Year To All of You!

The Small Firms Subsection would like to invite you to attend our first meeting of 2019 – on Thursday, January 24, 2019, which will touch upon a subject that has become very important to us lately:  “Marijuana in the Workplace – Cutting Through the Haze”.

What does marijuana legalization mean for your business?  Our guest speaker, Steven Boorne, an associate lawyer at HHBG Employment Lawyers in Vancouver, will provide an overview of the law covering everything from the differences between recreational and medical marijuana use to its implications on employee attendance, productivity, and health and safety.

Did you know that marijuana can impair brain function for as long as 28 days? And what is a business to do when marijuana impairment can’t be tested? Walk away with a clearer understanding of what your legal obligations are as an employer.

Steven is frequently called on to advise on issues related to cannabis in the workplace.  He advises on policy development, disciplinary issues and accommodation for medical cannabis users.

Originally admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1994, Steven moved to BC and has been practicing here since 2007.  He specializes in administrative law and his practice focuses on professional regulation, employment, labour and human rights issues.  He works with professional regulatory bodies, public and private sector employers, unions and individuals.

Steven is an experienced prosecutor in professional disciplinary matters for police departments and professional regulatory bodies.  He also advises investigators, defends professionals facing misconduct allegations and acts as legal counsel to discipline tribunals.

We are excited to hear from Steven, a new presenter to the BCLMA and look forward to you joining us.

Please reserve your tickets by January 18, 2019.

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Starter:  Soba Noodle Salad:  Edamame, Shiitake, Carrot, Snap Peas, Soy-Mirin Dressing

Entrée:  Roasted Chicken Breast:  Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sauteed Market Vegetable, Au Jus (Gluten Free, Nut Free)

Dessert:  Raspberry Mascarpone Crème Brulee:  Pistachio Biscotti (Gluten Free)

*If you have any dietary restrictions, please advise in your RSVP.

If you should have any questions, please contact Rubyna Jinnah, Chair of the Small Firms Subsection ( or Ronda Smyth, Co-Chair of the Small Firms Subsection (

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Payment Information

$50.50 per person (inclusive of GST). Please make cheques payable to BCLMA. Cheques can be mailed to the BCLMA in advance or brought to the session.

Reserve your tickets before January 18, 2019


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