Alternative dispute resolution methods could help resolve disputes arising from the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, say lawyers.
With the recent legalization of marijuana in Canada, the marijuana industry is expanding more rapidly than research into the hazards and risk mitigation can keep up.
Michael Posnikoff of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP in Vancouver says it will take some time to build out Canada’s cannabis supply chain and it could be a multi-year process until the market settles.
In 2018 alone, over 1700 trademark applications were filed in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) in association with goods and services containing the word "cannabis" and/or "marijuana". This dwarfs the 847 such applications filed in 2017.
Ontario has implemented the latest phase of its response to the federal government's legalization of cannabis by passing new regulations around retail stores.
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.
Just days before cannabis became officially legal in Canada, Jason Alexander was driving east toward Bowmanville, a town of about 40,000 people located 75 kilometres from Toronto.
The article you’re about to read could be in violation of the Cannabis Act. That legislation contains prohibitions on the promotion of marijuana, prohibitions one lawyer believes could make everything from educational commentary to coffee table books to select movie showings potentially illegal.
Zachary Kobrin has been watching the Canadian cannabis landscape for some time now and is preparing to navigate its securities landscape as the Florida-based medical marijuana company he represents prepares to go public on this side of the border.