Pot legalization could spike human rights complaints
Doug MacLeod says cannabis-related addiction could become a ‘staple claim’ in employee termination cases before Ontario courts and tribunals. Photo: Robin Kuniski

Pot legalization could spike human rights complaints

Lawyers could see an uptick in human rights complaints related to cannabis after the legalization of recreational use on Oct. 17, although the province of Ontario says that human rights protections for people with disabilities or addictions remain the same as before.

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