What negative consequences does cannabis use have for Australian workplaces?
Cannabis use can impair:
- short-term memory
- balance and coordination
- 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.
Source: Adapted from the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) (2014).