Post-Prohibition: What A Pot-Friendly Canada Means

(Panel Discussion) We’re looking forward to life after legalization. But it behooves us to look back as well. Hundreds of thousands of Canadians were charged with cannabis offences in this decade alone – the majority of them for simple possession. Could their records be cleared? Is anyone liable for a cannabis smoker’s lost job opportunities and other criminal record ramifications? Will there at least be an apology? Going forward, how will a new openness affect marijuana’s integration into everyday life? Will “stoner stigmas” disappear? Our experts pull out their crystal ball and read the weed.

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Cannabis and Big Banks: The Right Blend

(Panel Discussion) On January 17, 2018, Canopy Growth Corporation announced that BMO Capital Markets and GMP Securities are leading its $175 million bought deal offering of roughly five million shares. The Bank of Montreal's participation in a major financing deal with a licensed marijuana producer marks a massive policy shift for Canada's biggest banks, which may be warming up to the cannabis sector. Until recently, Canadian banks have been reluctant to service the country's cannabis industry, leaving smaller banks and financial institutions to cash in on cannabis companies' financing and commercial banking needs. Join our expert panellists who will discuss: · barriers that have prevented big banks from financing cannabis companies in the past; · [...]

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Unpacking the Cannabis Act: The Law & What It Means for Consumers

(Panel Discussion) This session will explore the good, bad, and ugly of the federal Cannabis Act and what consumers need to know to stay on-side of the law as the country moves to legalize cannabis. Alongside permitting the purchase and cultivation of cannabis under certain conditions, the government will also introduce approximately 45 new criminal offences that Canadians may be charged with. The panel will explore some of the differences in provincial regulations, such as restrictions on consumption, transportation, and cultivation, and will end the session by fielding questions from the audience.

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Driving While High: How Will THC Levels on the Roadside be Determined as Over the Limit?

(Panel Discussion) With J-day fast approaching, Ottawa is grappling with how to enforce laws against driving while high. The health ministry has announced police will administer roadside saliva tests for drugs and is spending $161 million to train officers. But police and the courts are having trouble even making drunk-driving stick these days, with court decisions against 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions, for example. And with a recreational drug of uncertain duration and effect, the legal quagmire could get way stickier. This panel of legal and social experts weigh the challenges facing police, the civic responsibility of users and the straight dope on how pot affects driving.

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Cannabis in the Workplace

(Panel Discussion) 'The Worlds 1st International Cannabis in the Work Place’ platform across multidisciplines and expertise’: Combining Business, HR, Legal and a Medical approach to evidenced based solutions.

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Path to a Cure: Trials, Tribulations, and Triumph on One Mom’s Road to Fighting Pediatric Disease

(Keynote Presentation) Cannabis medicine has come a long way, giving patients numerous options to augment or even replace certain pharmaceutical regimens. This presentation will help the audience understand the basics cannabis medicine and the importance of individualized dosing protocols. We will examine anecdotal findings on the use of medical cannabis in pediatric and adult diseases while evaluating various patient success stories. Furthermore, as the cannabis marketplace erupts, we will discuss what new discoveries have been made, what human trials are to come and what the projected evolution of medical cannabis looks like.

By | 2018-03-12T13:29:52+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Path to a Cure: Trials, Tribulations, and Triumph on One Mom’s Road to Fighting Pediatric Disease

Licensed Cannabis Production and Dispensaries: The Impact of Real Estate/Leasing and Zoning By-Laws on Your Business Plan

(Presentation) Legal recreational cannabis sales for sellers and users alike has seemed like an unattainable dream for decades. A dream which is becoming a very real and lucrative reality in Canada. Cannabis stock values are surging, licensed producers (LPs) are reaping huge gains and it appears that now everyone wants stake in this new and thriving sector, despite the legalities to enter the sector being dense and involving federal, provincial and municipal regulations. So what needs to be done in order to move forward with an existing business or to plan for a new cannabis-related business?   Join our panel of experts as they unravel the red tape, including municipal zoning and land use by-laws, [...]

By | 2018-03-12T13:14:42+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Licensed Cannabis Production and Dispensaries: The Impact of Real Estate/Leasing and Zoning By-Laws on Your Business Plan