Cannabis Marijuana: Current Issues in Legalization and Regulation 2017


Course Date: March 9, 2017

Total: 4h 29min

Introduction

Cannabis (Marihuana) or is it Marijuana? A Primer

  • what is it and what does it do?
  • what is its legal status? A brief history until 2016 and what happens between now and 2017
  • civil forfeiture

John W. Conroy, QCConroy and Company, Abbotsford
Matthew J. JacksonBarrister & Solicitor, Vancouver
Jonathan Page, PhD Adjunct Professor, Department of Botany, University of BC, Vancouver
Kirk I. TousawTousaw Law Corporation, Duncan

Networking Break

Legalization and the Roles for Federal, Provincial, and Local Governments

  • the Federal government—production/manufacturing by license producers, craft growers, medical and social/recreational users, international and import/export issues and Federal taxation
  • the provincial governments—recreational distribution (storefronts, online and by mail, and vapour lounges) and medical distribution (compassion clubs, dispensaries, online, and by mail) and provincial taxation
  • local governments—zoning and variation, licensing, and other bylaw issues relating to public health, safety, and local taxation

Professor Susan C. BoydFaculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria, Victoria
Sukhbir ManhasYoung Anderson, Vancouver
Kirk I. TousawTousaw Law Corporation, Duncan

Networking Lunch

Issues Arising Under Legalization: Workplace Issues

  • employment and workplace issues — the employer perspective
  • employment and workplace issues — the employee perspective

Robyn DurlingCo-Director, BC Human Rights Clinic, Vancouver
Carolyn M. MacEachernYoung Anderson, Vancouver

Ethical, Evidentiary, and Administrative Issues with Self-Represented Accused 

*From Criminal Law Perspectives 2016 (June 11, 2016)