Cannabis has been legal for medical purposes in Canada for 18 years. Despite the fact that legal cannabis is now old enough to vote, many people are unfamiliar with the existing state of the law in Canada. Consider this your Canadian cannabis law cheat sheet. The (Very Brief) History of Medical Cannabis in Canada The first legislation that was passed that dealt … [Read more...] about The Canadian Cannabis Law Cheat Sheet
Unless you have been living under a rock you probably are aware that class action lawsuits have been launched against Organigram and Mettrum (as well as Canopy by virtue of the fact that Canopy has since acquired Mettrum) as a result of banned pesticides being discovered on medical cannabis sold by those companies. What you may not know is what a class proceeding is and how … [Read more...] about The Cannabis Class Actions: A Procedural Primer on the Canopy / Mettrum & Organigram Lawsuits
Two Canadian corporate giants have announced that they will begin providing medical cannabis benefits to their employees effective immediately. When Loblaw Companies Limited merged with Shoppers Drug Mart in 2014, the two companies owned and operated 2,738 grocery stores and 1,824 pharmacies between them across Canada. Now, approximately 45,000 employees working at these … [Read more...] about Medical Cannabis Benefits to Employees by Loblaw / Shoppers to be a Boon to LPs?
Canada is a party to three international drug control treaties related to international drug control, including: the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances and the 1988 Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. These treaties commit Canada’s federal government to keeping marijuana … [Read more...] about Federal Government Still Navigating UN Treaty Obligations
Veterans Affairs Canada could be staring down the wrong end of a class action lawsuit after a privacy breach involving more than 3,000 Canadian veterans. In November, 2013, more than 41,000 Canadians received letters from Health Canada, with “Marihuana Medical Access Program” printed on the outside of envelopes. A class action was started, and is still before the court, for … [Read more...] about Veterans Affairs Canada Could Be Facing a Lawsuit After Privacy Breach Involving 3,000 Cannabis Consuming Veterans