Language selector

OHRC releases new policy guidance on human rights and cannabis

Page controls

October 11, 2018

Page content


Toronto Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released a new policy statement on cannabis and Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

“The legalization of cannabis is a new reality in Ontario,” said OHRC Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane. “But while cannabis laws are changing, this policy statement reminds us that human rights protections for people with disabilities or addictions are the same.”

The policy statement provides guidance on the human rights implications around cannabis use at work, in housing, and public places. It also offers steps for determining when there is a duty to accommodate.

See also:


Media contact:
Vanessa Tamburro
Issues and Media Relations Officer
Communications & Issues Management
Ontario Human Rights Commission
416-314-4528 |