Gordon “Wayne” Skinner was an elevator mechanic who developed both physical and mental disabilities as a result of an on-the-job motor vehicle accident in August, 2010. The accident left Wayne unable to work and qualified him for permanent impairment and extended earnings replacement benefits. For the two years following the accident Wayne attempted to treat his disabilities … [Read more...] about Nova Scotia Human Rights Board Orders Employee Insurance Plan To Cover Medical Marijuana Expenses
In November 2015, Seamus John Neary (“Neary”) was convicted of possession for the purpose of trafficking and trafficking over 20 pounds of marijuana, and for possession of psilocybin (magic mushrooms), contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The sentencing decision was released June 23, 2016, where Justice R. Shawn Smith of the Saskatoon Court of the Queen’s … [Read more...] about Did Saskatchewan’s High Court Judge “Fumble” by Considering Upcoming Legalization of Cannabis in Former Football Player’s Sentencing Decision?
On May 9, 2017, Matt Maurer, Chair of the Cannabis Law Group at Minden Gross, LLP will be teaming up with Hilary Bricken, head of the Canna Law Group at Harris Bricken in the United States to present a webinar which will provide cannabis business clients across North America with a primer and update on the laws that impact those in the cannabis industry in both Canada and the … [Read more...] about Matt Maurer and Hilary Bricken to Present to Cannabis Business Clients Across North America on May 9th
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