February 06, 2019
Snoop Dogg’s logo could be counter to Cannabis Act marketing rules, says David Lipkus, a partner at Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP and trademark agent.
January 09, 2019
Ontario’s cannabis retail authorization lottery guidelines place an onerous process on winners and only large, well-financed and established players will be able to handle it, say lawyers in the cannabis sector.
November 08, 2018
Experts in international law say legalizing recreational use of cannabis could spell political trouble on the international stage for Canada as it is going against three United Nations drug-control treaties.
October 18, 2018
Traditionally, cannabis grow operations have been subject to one regulation — stay hidden from the police.
October 17, 2018
The federal government plans to pardon all those convicted of possessing up to 30 grams of cannabis, as Oct. 17 marks the first day in the era of legal Canadian cannabis.
September 17, 2018
Set to come into effect next year, the legislative changes to the Trade-marks Act will bring Canada in line with international treaties and make trademark applications faster.
August 22, 2018
On Oct. 17, Canadians will be able to legally smoke cannabis, but many condo owners and tenants won’t be able to do so at home, nor will they be entitled to smoke tobacco, even if previously permitted as condo corporations rush to put restrictions in place.
July 25, 2018
Even while cannabis use and sale is legal and regulated in several U.S. states, those employed at legal and licensed Canadian cannabis companies could face denial of entry and lifetime bans from the U.S. if they tell a border official where they work, say immigration lawyers.
June 14, 2018
The Cannabis Act has been approved by the Senate and the House of Commons has rejected 13 of the Red Chamber’s recommendations, including the prohibition of branded merchandise by marijuana companies and allowing provinces to prohibit home cultivation, but as Bill C-45 nears its official rollout, many details about how the market will be regulated remain unknown.