In October 2018, Canada became the first developed country in the world to make cannabis legal – but that bold move did raise a number of really important questions. In particular, should there be additional rules for people working in safety-critical roles? After all, cannabis is considered a hallucinogenic and sedative drug due to a compound found in weed which is known as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
Well, Transport Canada has decided to answer one of those questions with rules governing the use of cannabis for cabin crew, pilots and air traffic controls. The new rules were introduced on Thursday with immediate effect and prohibit aviation workers from consuming any type of cannabis within 28 days of a duty.