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Get ready for significant change in Canadian criminal law.

Part of the OsgoodePD O Cannabis! Webinar Series.

The decriminalization of certain cannabis-related offences will bring about momentous change to the Canadian legal landscape. Whether you’re a Crown or a defence counsel, it’s imperative that you fully understand the upcoming legislative changes and their practical consequences.

The new legislation will create a regulatory regime, redefine certain offences, establish new limitations and penalties. It will not however completely legalize cannabis. There will still be many restrictions on its use, distribution and production.

In 75 minutes, this OsgoodePD webinar will provide with you all the pertinent information you need about the Cannabis Act and its immediate effects on criminal law. Our expert faculty – including an experienced criminal defence lawyer and a federal prosecutor, will discuss the key components of the new legislation, including:

  • Overview of the major substantive changes to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Criminal Code
  • Understanding the new and revised criminal offences and penalties under the Cannabis Act
  • Young offenders and the Cannabis Act: intended and unintended consequences
  • Drug impaired driving: a new regime
  • The interplay between provincial offences and the Cannabis Act

PLUS! You will have ample opportunity to ask questions, and all registrants will receive 90-day access to the program archive. Register now!


  • Paul Calarco, Barrister & Solicitor
  • Diana Lumba, Legal Counsel, Public Prosecution Service of Canada


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

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.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

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


The video stream will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
July 18, 2018
Fee per Delegate

Individual Session
$149 plus HST

Complete Series
$295 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Crown and defence lawyers
  • Paralegals with experience in provincial offences and/or summary conviction offences

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