Cannabis For Mental Health In The Workplace: These Organizations Lead The Charge In Canada
According to the Canadian Mental Health Commission (CMHC), the economic burden of workplace mental health issues amounts to an astounding $51 billion per year, with 40% attributed to productivity loss. Regarding this link between mental and physical health, chronic pain is much more likely to result in mood disorders.
A 2017 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs Survey by the CMHC indicated that 37% of cannabis users reported doing so for medical reasons. However, biases persist, with many employers and employees believing that any form of cannabis use impairs a person’s ability to function in the workplace.
Fortunately, a wealth of recent cannabis research by companies like CanaQuest Medical Corp (OTC:CANQF) has resulted in the development of many wellness-focused products and nutraceuticals utilizing cannabis, hemp and botanical compounds to treat a variety of mental and physical conditions without inebriating effects.
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