Smell something funky in the air? That\u2019s the impending legalization of recreational marijuana. How much (if at all) will this impact Canadian workplaces is still to be seen, but with 20% of Canadians using pot, according to a 2016 Deloitte survey, and more use predicted once it\u2019s legal, the topic is a hot one. As the federal government prepares to implement legalized recreational marijuana use by October 2018, organizations and insurance providers alike are debating whether or not medical marijuana should be included in employee health benefits plans. Currently, though medical marijuana is legal, it is not usually covered. However, as cannabis use becomes more commonplace and accepted with across-the-board legalization, it will likely be prescribed more frequently by doctors and insurance coverage requested more often by employees. Some companies are already covering legally prescribed pot in certain instances. For example, in March 2017, Canadian mega-chain Loblaw Companies started covering medical marijuana used to treat the symptoms of multiple sclerosis as well as the side-effects of chemotherapy. However, medical marijuana will have to overcome significant regulatory hurdles before it can become a regular health insurance benefit.