One area of particular interest of the Cannabis Act for many in the cannabis industry is what the Act has to say about cannabis advertising. While there is much that still needs to be fleshed out in the yet to be drafted regulations, the Act already does contain some explicit “dos” and “don’ts”. Today’s post focuses in more detail on one of the “don’ts”; lifestyle … [Read more...] about Cannabis Advertising and the Cannabis Act; What is Lifestyle Advertising?
The Cannabis Act, which will legalize the recreational use of cannabis across Canada, was unveiled by the federal government this past Thursday. The Act is fairly dense, spanning 226 sections and 6 schedules. While there is a lot of content to digest in the Cannabis Act this is only the tip of the legislative-iceberg. Much of the new law will be encoded in the yet to be … [Read more...] about Canada’s Cannabis Act: A High Level Overview
Read the full text of Canada's New Cannabis Act below. This appears to be an advance copy of the full text. If the official version changes we will update accordingly. Cannabis-Act We'll be providing a summary in the near future and more detailed analysis in the coming days and weeks. Stay tuned! … [Read more...] about Canada’s New Cannabis Act (Full Text)
Big day tomorrow. The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada will introduce a Bill entitled “An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts”. Pretty glamorous title, no? If you want to follow all the action as it unfolds here is your play by play guide for April 13, 2017. The House of … [Read more...] about Your April 13, 2017 Canadian Cannabis Legislation Viewing Guide
Under the Canadian Constitution Act, provinces have jurisdiction over property and civil rights. This includes all private law and commercial transactions, including local trades. The division of powers affirmatively answers the much asked question of whether or not recreational cannabis sales will be left to the provinces to regulate or not. Although we do not yet know how and … [Read more...] about Vancouver’s Approach to Regulation will be a Source of Guidance for Other Provinces across Canada