Cannabis

With complex and difficult issues arising from a rapidly evolving Cannabis industry, it is important that businesses in this sector have a legal team that understands the Cannabis marketplace, and can provide sound and strategic legal advice and guidance.  Miller Thomson’s Cannabis Industry Group understands the current legal and regulatory framework, and can assist your Cannabis business in complying with federal and provincial requirements to establish a reliable foundation for long term security and growth. Our team can not only manage legal compliance for existing business lines but grow with your future business opportunities.

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Gerald Chipeur provides opinion for Senate Committee on constitutionality of Bill S-230

On December 1, 2016, Gerald Chipeur, QC testified before the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee of the Senate in Bill S-230, An act to amend the Criminal Code (drug-impaired driving). The Senate of Canada is considering legislation to authorize oral...

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Sandra Gogal speaks at The 3rd International Medical Cannabis Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel

Sandra Gogal speaks at The 3rd International Medical Cannabis Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel. Sandra will speak on the topic of “Financing and Other Opportunities in the Canadian Cannabis Market”.

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Megan Young speaks on Canada’s upcoming legalization of cannabis

Megan Young is one of the panelists for Hill+Knowlton’s speaker series luncheon: “After the high, what’s next for Canada’s cannabis industry post legalization?” Moderated by Omar Khan, former Chief of Staff to Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the session features...

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Kelly Harris speaks on “What are you smoking? Cannabis legalization comes to Canada” at OBA conference

Kelly Harris speaks at the OBA “Advertising & Marketing Law: Social, Digital, Online Compliance – Legal Issues for 2018 and Beyond” conference in Toronto.

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Ashley Mitchell speaks on “Cannabis in the Workplace”

Ashley Mitchell gives a presentation at the Burnaby Board of Trade AGM on the upcoming legalization of cannabis and implications for employers.

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Carol VandenHoek and Evan Campbell speak on “The Buzz: Marijuana and the Workplace”

Carol VandenHoek and Evan Campbell speak on: “The Buzz: Marijuana and the Workplace” at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce

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Stephen Torscher and Teri Treiber speak at the HR Undefined Event on Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace

Stephen Torscher and Teri Treiber present at the HR Undefined 2018 event put on by CPHR Alberta on Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace on April 11, 2018.

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Francis Trifiro speaks at the Journée stratégique sur le financement et les sûretés by Open Forum Ouvert

Francis Trifiro will give the Conference “Légalisation du cannabis au Canada : enjeux juridiques et d’affaires des emprunteurs, des prêteurs et autres intervenants dans un contexte de financement” during the Journée stratégique sur le financement et les sûretés, organized by...

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Sandra Gogal speaks at the 2018 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo

Sandra Gogal presents “The Growing International Cannabis Industry: Insights on Canadian and Australian Markets” at the 2018 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo. This panel will focus on the budding market landscape in the U.S., Canada and Australia, as well...

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Amy Groothuis and Jon Danyliw present “Cannabis 101: Cannabis and the Workplace: Realities, Rights and Responsibilities”

“Cannabis 101: Cannabis and the Workplace: Realities, Rights and Responsibilities” is a seven city tour hosted by Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce: Regina – March 19 Saskatoon – March 22 Prince Albert – March 27 North Battleford – March 28 Swift...

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Sandra Gogal speaks at Canadian Cannabis business Conference

Sandra Gogal speaks on a legal panel discussing “Compliance, Governance and Excellence: Product Safety and Liability, Risk Mitigation and Protecting IP” at the Canadian Institute’s Canadian Cannabis Business Conference.

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Marijuana Legalization in Canada: Employers, Are You Ready?

Miller Thomson is pleased to invite you to a breakfast seminar where our labour law lawyers, in collaboration with Jean-Marc Schanzenbach, Commanding Officer of the Montreal police service (SPVM), will provide practical advice for managing marijuana in the workplace. Please...

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Miller Thomson 2018 Saskatoon Construction Law Conference

Please join us on Friday, April 13, 2018, for a half day conference intended for all construction and real estate sector stakeholders and keep apprised of the most recent developments in your industry. Our speakers will discuss related industry topics...

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Miller Thomson 2018 Regina Construction Law Conference

Please join us on Thursday, April 12, 2018, for a daylong conference intended for all construction and real estate sector stakeholders and keep apprised of the most recent developments in your industry. Our speakers will discuss related industry topics which...

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“Market Close” Cocktail – The Cannabis Industry

Please join us for our first informal discussion of the recent capital markets events affecting Canadian listed issuers. Featuring guest speakers from Canaccord Genuity and CannaRoyalty Corp. and Miller Thomson partner Sandra Gogal, a thought leader and frequent speaker on...

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Marijuana in the Workplace Seminar

Thomas Duke and Liza Wold host a complimentary breakfast seminar on Marijuana in the Workplace on Tuesday, June 20 2017. Join us for this informative session covering the following topics: • Introduction to Marijuana in the Workplace: Primer and Issues for Employers • Marijuana and The Duty to Accommodate...

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Emerging Issues in the Workplace

Miller Thomson’s Vancouver Labour & Employment group hosts a complimentary seminar where we will discuss new and emerging legal issues in employment law relating to: Medical and Recreational Marijuana Use; Employer Liability for Bad Faith and other Damages from Improper...

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BC Commissioner Releases Cannabis Sales Privacy Protection Guidelines

As a result of the recent legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia (the “OIPC”) published guidelines (titled “Protecting Personal Information: Cannabis Transactions”) that aim to clarify the rights and...

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CSA Releases Results of Review and Guidance for Reporting Issuers in Cannabis Industry

Overview The Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) released Staff Notice 51-357 (the “Notice”) on October 10, 2018. The guidance in the Notice was based on a review (the “Review”) of 70 reporting issuers, in several different countries, operating with various...

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Legal Cannabis is Here – Are Your Workplace Policies Up to Date?

After months of anticipation, on October 17, 2018, Canadians awoke to legal cannabis.  Have your workplace policies been updated to reflect this new legal reality? Each province and territory has enacted legislation providing for a variety of models for retail...

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Legal Cannabis is Here but my Policies are Out of Date. Am I too Late?

After months of anticipation, this morning, Canadians awoke to legal cannabis. Have your workplace policies been updated to reflect this new legal reality? Each province and territory has enacted legislation providing for a variety of models for retail and distribution,...

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Ontario Re-lays Foundation for Brick and Mortar Sales of Recreational Cannabis

Ontario’s provincial government recently released Bill 36, the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018 (“Bill 36”). If passed, Bill 36 will enact the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018 (the “Licence Act”) and make numerous amendments to other pieces of Ontario legislation,...

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Legalized Cannabis 101

Cannabis will be a legal product in Canada on October 17, 2018. Legalized cannabis raises a number of potential liability issues that should be on every insurer and insured’s radar. The New Regime An Act respecting cannabis and to amend...

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Cannabis Act Receives Royal Assent; New Cannabis Regulations Released

Cannabis will be a legal product in Canada on October 17, 2018, albeit with rigorous regulatory restrictions, including highly restrictive packaging and advertising rules. This comes after significant dialogue between the House of Commons and the Senate, and almost three...

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Cannabis Legalization and Farm Safety Considerations

The occupational health and safety risks associated with farming have long been known.  The introduction of recreational (legalized) cannabis, which will take effect on October 17, 2018, adds uncertainty for farmers, even if they are not part of the cannabis...

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Consuming Medical Marijuana at Work Can Get One Fired

The termination of an employee observed using cannabis while driving a Town vehicle has been upheld in Saskatchewan.  In The Town of Kindersley v. Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 2740, the board of arbitration determined that termination was appropriate,...

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Cannabis Legalized with Strict Advertising and Packaging Rules

Cannabis will be a legal product in Canada on October 17, 2018, albeit with rigorous regulatory restrictions, including highly restrictive packaging and advertising rules. This comes after significant dialogue between the House of Commons and the Senate, and almost three...

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CannaCure Corporation Acquired by Heritage Cannabis Holdings Corporation for $40 million

Counsel to CannaCure Corporation.

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Pure Global Cannabis completes $10 million financing

Counsel to a syndicate of investment dealers.

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CannaRoyalty completes cross-border acquisitions of Kaya Management and Alta Supply

Counsel to CannaRoyalty Corp.

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Green Organic Dutchman completes $132 million IPO

Counsel to the syndicate of agents co-led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and PI Financial Corp.

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Trigen Resources and Bliss Co Holdings complete reverse takeover; Supreme Cannabis makes strategic investment

Counsel to Trigen Resources Inc.

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Alliance One International acquires 80% stake in Goldleaf Pharm

Counsel to Goldleaf Pharm Inc.

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Private lender advised on credit facility to Alberta-based ACMPR licensed producer of cannabis

Counsel to the lender

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Level Ten Inc. becomes strategic streaming partner to Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp.

Counsel to Level Ten Inc.

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Delta 9 Cannabis closes $23 million bought deal financing

Counsel to a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp

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DOJA Cannabis closes $17.25 million bought deal private placement of convertible debenture units

Counsel to a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp.

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