An Adjuster’s Take On The Hazards Of Cannabis Edibles

 Tuesday, January 15, 2019

 Canadian Underwriter

Edibles containing cannabis are expected to become legal in Canada later this year, so insurance professionals are encouraging social hosts and commercial establishments to ensure their guests are consuming these products responsibly. With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada Oct. 17, 2018, the inspection process for social hosts and companies just got more complicated. While a lot of bars are Smart Serve-certified to serve alcohol responsibly, they are not experts at checking for signs of marijuana impairment. “The inspection process by the companies putting on these [music venues, for example] is onerous on them, first, to see if the person has got anything on them physically, and then also to be determining if they have any other impairment already as far as drugs or alcohol,” said Bruce Johnston, executive general adjuster with ClaimsPro’s Specialty Risk Division.