Use in the workplace
When it comes to use in the workplace in Quebec, the legislator enacted the Act to constitute the Quebec Corporation of Cannabis as well as to enact the Cannabis Regulation Act and to amend various highway safety related provisions (hereinafter the "Act") namely to regulate the use of cannabis. The Act sets-out specific provisions that prohibit smoking or vaping cannabis essentially in all public places, both indoors and outdoors, including in the workplace (unless the workplace is in a private residence).
However, section 21 of the Act allows the employer to regulate workplace use or prohibit all forms of cannabis at work (so not just smoked or vaped - think cannabis edibles).
The Occupational Health and Safety Act also includes two new sections, 49.1 and 51.2, which outline the responsibilities of employers and employees. In particular, the employer must ensure that an employee does not pose a risk to his health and safety or that of others in his work environment, particularly because of impairment due to cannabis use.
It is also worth noting that the new legislation provides specific rules for jobs related to the cannabis industry, such as production and sales facilities for products.