March 11, 2019
Since the federal government’s Cannabis Act was passed into law in October, which legalized the recreational use of cannabis, the gold rush of activity in the sector has only intensified.
March 07, 2019
The future may be green, but as the cannabis industry in Canada expands by leaps and bounds since recreational use of the plant was legalized here in October, cannabis growers and retailers alike will need to move to protect their intellectual properties sooner rather than later and to ensure they are complying with regulations.
January 14, 2019
The growth and use of cannabis in Canada isn’t new; it’s been legal for regulated medical use since 2001 and has been used recreationally for much longer, albeit illegally.
September 07, 2018
As the deadline looms for governments to establish or oversee legal outlets for the sale of recreational cannabis, at least one group of First Nations has said they plan to draft their own cannabis laws rather than wait for a provincial government to impose regulations.
July 03, 2018
What challenges will the impending legalization bring for employers? With Senate approvals received for the government’s Cannabis Act, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in late June that Canadians will be able to consume recreational marijuana legally as of October 17.
August 28, 2017
As Canada prepares to become the first G7 country to legalize the consumption and sale of recreational marijuana, lawyers are preparing for the impact of the legalization on labour and employment law from a workplace safety perspective.
July 04, 2017
With legalized recreational pot coming, employment lawyers are anticipating a steady stream of legal issues.
April 13, 2017
The federal Liberal government has released its long-awaited suite of bills that will legalize recreational marijuana consumption and sales in Canada as of July 2018, promising a “strict legal framework” for the production, sale, distribution and possession of marijuana.