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Medical marijuana and its use by students is a new(er) challenge for teachers, school administrators and school boards. This after school webinar will provide current and concise information on the law and risk management issues that must guide your actions.

This unique OsgoodePD education webinar has been developed by education law experts to provide education professionals and their advisors with a clear understanding of the law, obligations and best practices surrounding the use of medical marijuana by students in schools.

This after-school webinar will provide you with the guidance and practical best practices you need in order to ensure you are effectively dealing with the issue of medical marijuana use by your students, including: What are the applicable laws around medical marijuana in schools:

  • What are the applicable laws around the use of medical marijuana by students in schools?
  • What are the different forms of medical marijuana?
  • What paperwork/medical documentation must be submitted?
  • Is this a duty to accommodate?
  • How is the substance to be stored? Are there limits on the amount in possession?
  • How was the marijuana obtained? Licensed producer?
  • Who will it administer it?
  • For what age group can medical marijuana be used?
  • What if the student does not satisfy the legal requirements?
  • Do they fall within the framework of disability accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code?
  • What are the implications for student discipline?
  • Is it appropriate to waive the application of disciplinary consequences for possession of an illegal drug and/or impairment while on school property?
  • Related case law discussion


Program Chairs

  • Nicola Simmons, Keel Cottrelle LLP
  • Wendy Lopez, General Counsel, Catholic Principals’ Council Ontario

Group Discounts

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Webinar Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 2 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 2 days notice, a $50 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


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Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Myrsini Zacharakis at mzacharakis@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

April 25, 2018
4:00pm – 5:15pm EDT



Fee per Delegate

$149 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours

Who Should Attend

  • School Administrators (Principals, Vice-Principals)
  • Teachers
  • Supervisory Officers
  • School Trustees
  • Special Education Consultants
  • Directors of Education
  • School Board Staff
  • Representatives from Federations, the Ministry of Education, and Ontario College of Teachers
  • Advocates for students and parents
  • Legal Practitioners – education law practitioners, civil litigators, criminal law

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