What negative consequences does cannabis use have for Australian workplaces?

Cannabis use can impair:

  • short-term memory
  • cognition
  • balance and coordination
  • concentration
  • sensory perception
  • ability to perform complex tasks
  • alertness and reaction time.  

These effects can last between two and six hours and can negatively affect workplace safety, performance and productivity. Employees who use cannabis can present a potential danger at work, especially if the user is operating machinery or driving a vehicle.