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Cannabis legalization compels a new era of banking in Canada. Learn how to navigate the law to avoid potentially costly ramifications and complex lawsuits.

Many Canadian banks operate internationally, with increasingly integrated operations. With the legalization of cannabis, they face an increasingly complex regulatory and legal web.

As a legal professional, or someone involved in banking or the cannabis industry, you must get prepared to competently navigate the new legal and regulatory landscape given the impact to both domestic and foreign banking operations and transactions. A clear understanding of the intersecting regimes is essential to prevent violations and unintended foreign lawsuits.

Join leading Canadian & US banking law experts in this 90-minute OsgoodePD online webinar for essential guidance and best practices to effectively deal with these compounded challenges and to protect your clients’ – and your own – interests.

You’ll get an overview of the new regime, including a succinct overview of the ground rules and how to navigate the risky junctions of asymmetrical legal requirements, including:

  • How does cannabis legalization affect Canadian banking?
  • Banks as corporate citizens providing services for clients in the cannabis industry, from commercial to retail banking clients and everything in between
  • Canadian anti-money laundering (AML) requirements, monitoring and reporting guidance
  • Criminal/controlled substances prohibitions, includes both Canadian and US perspectives and the current state of conflict
  • Criminal money laundering prohibitions, includes both Canadian and US perspectives and the solution of “ring fencing”
  • Best practices for dealing with potentially problematic connections
  • Troubleshooting, trends and issues to watch out for

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


Program Chair:

  • Peter Aziz, Counsel, Torys LLP

Program Faculty Includes:

    • Jodi Avergun, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP (Washington, DC)
    • David Denomme, Director, Legal Research, BMO Financial Group


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
October 15, 2018
Fee per Delegate

$149 plus HST


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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Banking professionals with commercial or retail clients in the cannabis industry
  • Lawyers, advisors, paralegals and law clerks who advise banking clients or investors with an interest in the cannabis industry
  • In-house lawyers and professionals at companies engaged in the cannabis industry
  • Anyone interested in entering the cannabis market and who has an interest or business or does banking in the US

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