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The proposed Cannabis Act has raised many questions and some answers. Although many of the details are yet to come, it’s important for those positioning themselves to be involved in the industry to understand the implications of the legislation and what may come next.

In this 75 minute webinar, legal and business experts will guide you through the proposed Act and discuss its significance and implications. A dynamic and informative discussion will provide practical insight on:

  • How did we get here? Why and how our understanding of the past will shape the future
    • The three key cases that shaped the legal framework today: Parker, Smith and Allard
  • Key recommendations from The Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation
  • Federal vs. provincial government – who regulates what?
  • Marketing, branding and advertising for Licensed Producers – what can I say?
  • What are primary challenges for businesses trying to establish themselves in the new regulatory framework?
  • Crucial considerations for potential investors looking to get in the business
  • Intellectual property issues
    • Patents: is cannabis a patentable material? How plant breeders rights fit in
    • Trademarks: can the name of the cannabis product be trademarked?



  • Sandra A. Gogal, Miller Thomson LLP

Program Faculty

  • Jeff Tracey, Rowand LLP
  • Glenn Fraser, VP, National Leader, Food & Beverage Processing, MNP LLP

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.

Webcast 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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Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Jessica Foster

Program Details

Date & Time

June 2, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.


Webinar - Online

Fee per Delegate

$175 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers who practice in corporate/commercial, regulatory, IP, marketing & advertising and banking & finance
  • Corporate executives
  • Investors and venture capital groups

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