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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 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
June 2, 2017
Running Time


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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