The place of cannabis marijuana in the lives of Canadians will undergo a radical change with its legalization and entry into the mainstream.

This transformation will affect Canada’s legal landscape, and the new status of cannabis will have profound implications in many areas of practice including (but not limited to): civil litigation, criminal law, municipal law, health law, insurance law, labour and employment law, business law, and corporate finance.

If you are thinking of expanding your practice into this area or already practice in an area of law which has a significant cannabis marijuana dimension, you need this program!

Thursday and Friday, June 7 & 8, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (both days)
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver,
or attend via webinar

Attend one or both days.

Day One

  • Receive an overview including cannabis marijuana basics (botany and pharmacology), the history of cannabis in Canada and globally, the proposed federal Cannabis Act and regulations, the proposed BC regulations, and the impact on local government.

Day Two

  • “Cannabis as Medicine”: examine the evolution of cannabis marijuana from a controlled drug to a regulated health care product, as well as the current issues in discourse surrounding medical cannabis.
  • “Cannabis and Impairment”: explore the twin issues of regulation and measurement of potential impairment caused by cannabis in both the criminal law and employment law contexts.
  • “Cannabis and Business—The Ultimate Joint Venture”: review the major issues that arise when advising cannabis-related business including business regulation, investment and finance, insurance, and cross-border issues.

DAY ONE

Thursday, June 7, 2018

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver,
or attend via webinar

Cannabis Past, Present, and Future: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

This comprehensive one day program will provide you with an overview including cannabis marijuana basics (botany and pharmacology), the history of cannabis in Canada and globally, the proposed federal Cannabis Act and regulations, the proposed BC regulations and the impact on local government.

DAY TWO

Friday, June 8, 2018

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver,
or attend via webinar

Maximizing the Help and Minimizing the Harm

The morning of Day Two focuses on two areas of regulation: cannabis as a drug and the effect of cannabis on individuals.

In “Cannabis as Medicine”, you will examine the evolution of cannabis marijuana from a controlled drug to a regulated health care product, as well as the current issues and discourse surrounding medical cannabis.

In “Cannabis and Impairment”, you will explore the twin issues of regulation and measurement of potential impairment caused by cannabis in both the criminal and employment law contexts.

Cannabis and Business — The Ultimate Joint Venture

The afternoon of Day Two reviews the major issues that arise when advising cannabis-related business. As cannabis becomes a mainstream industry, “cannabusinesses” will need legal advice on everything from investment, to setting up shop, to operations, and compliance. You will learn about business regulation, investment and finance, insurance, and cross-border issues to better serve this up-and-coming clientele.