cannabis


  • Stricter laws on impaired driving could impact immigrants, lawyers say

    Stricter laws on impaired driving could impact immigrants, lawyers say

    Jul 2, 2018

    Changes to the federal Criminal Code could affect prospective immigrants who are convicted of impaired driving offences inside or outside Canada, lawyers say.

  • Plant breeders’ rights overlooked in cannabis IP strategy

    Plant breeders’ rights overlooked in cannabis IP strategy

    Jun 11, 2018

    Lawyers are encouraging cannabis producers to include plant breeders’ rights in their business’s intellectual property strategy, especially as cannabis is set to become legal this year.

  • Pot legalization to impact employers

    Pot legalization to impact employers

    May 28, 2018

    With legalized recreational cannabis on the way in Canada, many employers are wondering how this will affect workplace drug policies.

  • The Countdown to Legalization: Marijuana and IP law

    The Countdown to Legalization: Marijuana and IP law

    May 3, 2018

    In the fourth video of this series, Law Times looks into how intellectual property law ties in with marijuana, as the substance is set to be legalized in Canada this summer. Toronto-based lawyers Micheline Gravelle, managing partner/co-chair of the cannabis group at Bereskin & Parr LLP and Eileen McMahon, partner at Torys LLP, share their insights.

  • The Countdown to Legalization: Marijuana and corporate/commercial law

    The Countdown to Legalization: Marijuana and corporate/commercial law

    Apr 9, 2018

    In the third video of the Countdown to Legalization series, the topic of corporate/commercial law and its intersection with the upcoming marijuana legalization (Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act) is explored. Ryan Filson, partner at WeirFoulds LLP, and Carlo Di Carlo, associate at Stockwoods LLP, share their expertise on how the stock market will potentially be affected, as well as how marijuana companies will, too.

  • No dramatic shift in police treatment of pot

    No dramatic shift in police treatment of pot

    Jan 15, 2018

    The legalization of possessing small amounts of cannabis for recreational use is a campaign promise that the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau is following through on since it was elected in the fall of 2015.

  • Heightened stock market interest in cannabis persists

    Heightened stock market interest in cannabis persists

    Jan 15, 2018

    Earlier this month, some online brokerages in Canada received numerous complaints from customers about delays in placing trades and temporary outages.

  • Pot ad rules to be stricter than alcohol marketing

    Pot ad rules to be stricter than alcohol marketing

    Jan 15, 2018

    The means of purchasing cannabis legally will soon be no different for people 19 years and older in Ontario than that of beer, wine or spirits.

  • Government-run pot stores coming

    Government-run pot stores coming

    Jan 15, 2018

    The Ontario government is promising to open 40 government-run cannabis stores in more than a dozen municipalities once federal legislation is enacted later this year to permit the sale of the product for recreational use.

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