LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Drugs & Alcohol
Dec. 20: This is the last day to comment on Yukon’s newly outlined cannabis legalization plan. Highlights:
- Minimum age 19 for cannabis use, possession and cultivation
- Legal to possess up to 30 grams of dried cannabis
- Legal to grow up to 4 plants per household for personal use
- Workplace use of cannabis not addressed.
Jan. 1: Yukon’s already high premiums costs are going up another 6¢ to $1.93 per $100 of assessable payroll. Of the 3,576 employers paying higher rates, those in the Construction High rate group will take the biggest hit with a 10.3% increase, followed by Construction Medium at 9.8% and Services Medium at 8.5%. Only 250 employers will see their rates drop.