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Veronica Choy and Stephen Torscher comment on laws surrounding cannabis and travel

Canadian HR Reporter, "Travellers hazy on cannabis rules"

With cannabis legalization a year-long reality and edibles now available, many Canadians are still hazy on travel rules around the drug, according to a new survey. Many travellers are unclear on what and how much can be taken onboard a...

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Cannabis and Co-operatives – A Traditional Business Model in a New Agricultural Sector

Co-operatives are an important part of Canada’s agricultural sector and they offer a useful business structure for small and medium-sized growers in the developing cannabis industry.  Producer members of a co-operative can pool resources and share profits through their ownership...

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Alexander Lalka quoted in Cannabis Wire article on Canopy Growth’s acquisition of Acreage Holdings

Cannabis Wire, "At LA Cannabis Conference, Investors Talk Canopy, Acreage, and the Double-Edged Sword of Prohibition"

The transaction, in which Canopy sort of pre-acquired Acreage, was carried out through a “plan of arrangement,” a court-approved process for a foreign merger that has become popular in Canada,  Joshua Masur, a partner at Zuber Lawler, noted during a...

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Key Considerations When Accepting Donations and Sponsorships from Cannabis Companies

While cannabis was legalized last fall, there are considerable restrictions on producing, distributing, consuming and advertising cannabis, cannabis accessories and cannabis services in Canada.  Although federal cannabis legislation does not restrict industry players from making monetary donations to registered charities...

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Cannabis Legalization in Canada: Where are we now?

For many Canadians, the legalization of cannabis on October 17, 2018 came and went without incident, save for supply shortages at dispensaries and online providers nationwide. However, now that cannabis has been legal from coast to coast for several months,...

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Cannabis and Accommodation: Weeding out Legitimate Requests

With the legalization of cannabis, many condo corporations have recently passed provisions to prohibit the smoking of cannabis.  While there has been much said about the creation of these provisions, there has been little written about the duty to accommodate....

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Legalized Cannabis: The Retail Space

Cannabis was legalized in Canada on October 17, 2018. Since legalization, there have been a number of developments in the retail sector that will be of interest to insurers and insureds. In particular, Ontario, Canada’s most populous province and an...

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Cannabis and Family Law

On October 17, 2018, the Cannabis Act came into force, legalizing the recreational use, possession, and growing of cannabis in Canada, subject to some restrictions. This piece reviews implications of cannabis use in family law matters, primarily custody and access...

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Changes to Cannabis Retail Licensing Announced in Ontario

The landscape of cannabis retail regulation in Ontario is evolving on a daily basis. As new standards continue to emerge in this field, it is essential that those involved in the retail, real estate, and cannabis industries stay informed of...

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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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