The Canadian Cannabis Industry: Then & Now

June 6, 2017

Location

Guest speakers: David Hurford, Policy Secretary, Liberal Party of Canada

Matt Bottomley, Equity Research Analyst, Canaccord Genuity

The Federal government’s announced intention to legalize adult access to cannabis by July 2018 will open up a new frontier for businesses in Canada. A key factor to success in this evolving industry will be to ensure an understanding of the legal requirements underlying the current medical cannabis regime and the newly proposed Cannabis Act and how the two regimes will work in tandem.

Our invited guest, David Hurford, Policy Secretary, Liberal Party of Canada, will be speaking on the way forward of the Canadian Cannabis Industry. We will discuss the impact of the proposed legislation on both businesses interested in entering the cannabis market and those already participating in the sector who will need to revise their policies and practices in order to remain in legal compliance.

Agenda

  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am
    Registration and Breakfast

  • 8:30 am - 8:40 am
    Welcome Address
    Barbara Miller, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

  • 8:40 am - 9:00 am
    A Legislation of Change: ACMPR to the Cannabis Act
    A review of key provisions in the Cannabis Act of interest for businesses, including how it will exist in tandem with the medicinal marihuana regime.
    Barbara Miller, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am
    Entering the Cannabis Market: Options to finance your business operations
    With traditional financing from lending institutions generally not available at present, other means to access capital through public offerings and the private sector as well the trends in cannabis financings will be addressed.
    Rubin Rapuch, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
    John Sabetti, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
    Matt Bottomley, Equity Research Analyst, Canaccord Genuity

  • 9:30 am - 10:00 am
    Employers, are you ready?
    Practical tips for employers to be ready for the day that legalized recreational use of cannabis becomes a reality in Ontario.
    Bonny Mak Waterfall, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
    Rosario G. Cartagena, Associate, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

  • 10:00 am - 10:20 am
    Coffee Break

  • 10:20 am - 10:50 am
    A New Frontier: Marketing, Advertising & Labelling under the Cannabis Act
    Do's and don'ts of marketing and advertising cannabis products under the Cannabis Act and beyond
    Christelle Gedeon, Associate, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

  • 10:50 am - 11:30 am
    The Way Forward: Looking Beyond Medicinal Cannabis
    David Hurford, Policy Secretary, Liberal Party of Canada

  • 11:30 am
    Closing remarks

Type

This forum is in-person only.

Cost

This forum is complimentary.

RSVP

This forum is by an invitation only event. For all queries, please contact Cassandra Patrick at 416-943-8976 or cpatrick@fasken.com