Only one-third of Canadian employers feel prepared for the impending legalization of cannabis, according to a new survey produced by Mercer Canada.

A total of 366 Canadian employers and more than 1,000 employees, found another third feels somewhat prepared and 27 per cent of employees feel their employer is ready. Among leadership, 78 per cent of human resources leaders, 45 per cent of top executives and 39 per cent of board directors feel legalization is a concern for the whole organization.

The survey also found 90 per cent of employers plan to update their drug, alcohol and substance use policies, while 38 per cent intend to update code of conduct policies and 37 per cent plan to update their disability accommodation.

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