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The Canadian Cannabis Industry: Then & Now

Health Group, Life Sciences Group (Fasken Martineau Institute)
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The Federal government’s announced intention to legalize adult access to cannabis by July 2018 will open up a new frontier for businesses in Canada. A key factor to success in this evolving industry will be to ensure an understanding of the legal requirements underlying the current medical cannabis regime and the newly proposed Cannabis Act and how the two regimes will work in tandem.

Our invited guest, David Hurford, Policy Secretary, Liberal Party of Canada, will be speaking on the way forward of the Canadian Cannabis Industry. We will discuss the impact of the proposed legislation on both businesses interested in entering the cannabis market and those already participating in the sector who will need to revise their policies and practices in order to remain in legal compliance. 

8:40 am - 9:00 am
A Legislation of Change: ACMPR to the Cannabis Act
A review of key provisions in the Cannabis Act of interest for businesses, including how it will exist in tandem with the medicinal marihuana regime.

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Entering the Cannabis Market: Options to finance your business operations
With traditional financing from lending institutions generally not available at present, other means to access capital through public offerings and the private sector will be addressed.
John Sabetti, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Matt Bottomley, Equity Research Analyst, CAnaccord Genuity

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Employers, are you ready?
Practical tips for employers to be ready for the day that legalized recreational use of cannabis becomes a reality in Ontario.
Bonny Mak Waterfall, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Rosario G. Cartagena, Associate, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

10:20 am - 10:50 am
A New Frontier: Marketing, Advertising & Labelling under the Cannabis Act
Do's and don'ts of marketing and advertising cannabis products under the Cannabis Act and beyond
Christelle Gedeon, Associate, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

10:50 am - 11:30 am
The Way Forward: Looking Beyond Medicinal Cannabis
David Hurford, Policy Secretary, Liberal Party of Canada


This forum is in-person only.


This forum is complimentary.