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Medical Marihuana - Legal and Capital Markets Issues

Health Law Seminar (Fasken Martineau Institute)
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With the introduction of Health Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR), those that wish to possess, produce and sell or distribute medical marihuana must be licensed and adhere to strict regulations. These new rules will impact not only licensees, but also clinics, doctors and other health professionals and their patients, as well as investors. Since the coming into force of the MMPR on April 1, 2014, hundreds of licence applications have been made, many of which have given rise to unique challenges.

Our panel of experts will focus its presentations on the application process, issues that may arise in connection with undertaking this licensed business and financing such business operations.

The session will be moderated by Barbara Miller, Partner, Fasken Martineau and Gilbert Sharpe, Partner, Fasken Martineau

Topics and speakers include:

Medical Indicators for Prescribing Different Types of Marihuana
Dr. Duncan Scott, Acting Clinical director for the Forensic Division (Queen's University) at Previdence Care, Mental Health Services 

Overview of Regulatory Regime (Health Canada)

Oversight and Enforcement by Health Canada
Timothy Squire, Partner, Fasken Martineau

Municipal Licensing (Industrial or Agricultural)
Sarah Turney, Associate, Fasken Martineau

Do International Trade & Investment Rules Assist Non-Canadian Investors & Licensees
Clifford Sosnow, Partner, Fasken Martineau

What You Need To Know About Patents and Other IP Rights
May Cheng, Partner, Fasken Martineau

Christelle Gedeon, Associate, Fasken Martineau

Securities and Regulatory Issues: Securities Act, Crowd Funding, TSX/CSE Requirements
Chuck Higgins, Counsel, Fasken Martineau

Medical Marihuana in the Capital Markets
Sasha Jacob, President & CEO, Jacob Securities
Khurram Malik, Co-Director of Research, Jacob Securities


• 8:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast and registration
• 8:30 am Opening remarks
• 8:45 am - 11:45 am Presentations
• 11:45 am - 12:15 pm Questions & Answers 
• 12:15 pm Closing remarks 

Note: The hours from this non-accredited seminar may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that this seminar is not accredited for Professionalism Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members.


This is an in-person seminar.


This seminar is complimentary.


The event has passed - Registration is closed.

For more information

Cassandra Patrick
+1 416 943 8976 

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