Not “re ready for” toke off.
While thousands of Canadians can soon legally light up a bowl, airlines in the country are banning their employees from partaking in the recreational activity.
WestJet Airlines revised its Alcohol and Drug Policy ahead of the country’s marijuana legalization, which goes into accomplish Oct. 17.
Employees of the company were notified of the changes Tuesday morning, which prevents specific hires in “safety-sensitive” outlooks from use cannabis either on or off role. Some such positions include flight and cabin crew members, flight dispatchers, aircraft upkeep designers and depot attendants, CBC.ca reports.
“We guess these changes indicate our reputation as an industry leader in safety and our expectations that all employees report fit for role and remain fit for duty at work, ” a WestJet Airlines spokesperson told Fox News.
The updated policy also includes agreements regarding marijuana use while on busines property.
“With the utmost priority placed on safety, the use, property and spread of cannabis will be strictly prohibited on company premises, firm run sites, while in the course of their duties and at fellowship social functions, ” the spokesperson said.
Canada grew the second and largest country to allow a national marijuana marketplace. Uruguay launched law sales last year, after several years of planning.
It’s a profound social displacement predicted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and fueled by a desire to bringing the black market into a governed, taxed arrangement after almost a century of prohibition.
The Associated Press contributed to this report .