Dec 17, 2019 4:20 PM - 6:00 PM - The new Cannabis Regulations & how they will impact your practice. Edibles, extracts & topicals, oh my!
361 University Avenue, Courthouse
Rotunda 2nd floor, TLA Lawyers Lounge
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1T3

This program is accredited for 15 minutes of Professionalism Content and 75 minutes of Substantive Content.

While the new Cannabis Regulations came into force on October 17, 2019, Health Canada requires cannabis companies to submit their products for a 60-day review. As a result, December 17 is the first day that cannabis edibles, topicals and tinctures are permitted to be sold in stores across Canada, and an appropriate day to launch this seminar. Are you ready to ‘dispense’ your knowledge of the Act and Regulations to your clients?

This CPD program will interest lawyers practising:

  • litigation - product liability, CPG issues, supply chain issues
  • criminal - Cannabis Act & Cannabis Control Act, 2017 offences, and
  • corporate - supplier & joint venture contracts, financing, business acquisitions

As if Cannabis Legalization 1.0 wasn’t challenging enough, now lawyers have to deal with Cannabis Legalization 2.0 - the new and improved Cannabis Regulations that legalize and regulate “edibles, extracts and topicals.”

What are all these new product lines? What are the rules regarding packaging and dosing, promotion and advertising? And most importantly, where can I buy them?

Join moderator, cannabis lawyer and author Russell Bennett on a pre-holiday journey with a panel of experts to answer all your cannabis consumption questions that may have you admitting, “We’re not in Kansas anymore.”


  • Patrick Cummins, Co-Chair of Blaney McMurtry LLP’s Cannabis Group and ranked in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers® in Canada for his work in Cannabis Law.
  • Ruth Chun, former General Counsel for Newstrike/UP Cannabis and HEXO Corp., now cannabis lawyer at Chun Law Professional Corporation.
  • Barbra Miller, Partner, Civil Litigator and member of the Aird & Berlis LLP Litigation and Workplace Law Groups.
  • Russell Bennett, B.Sc., LL.B., author of Canada’s Cannabis Act: Annotation and Commentary, published by LexisNexis, and the founder of Cannabis Law, a soonto- be full-service cannabis industry law firm based in Toronto.

Substantive Content will include:

  • Packaging and labelling restrictions and allowances
  • The promotion and advertising prohibitions:
    • the challenges of competition with the illicit Canadian market and the US market, and
    • comparing the prohibitions to those of tobacco and alcohol
  • THC dosing and prohibited ingredients
  • Protections for youth regarding purchases and consumption
  • Product liability - personal injury, contamination, 3rd party claims
  • Are restaurants and bars covered in the Cannabis Regulations?
  • Are there restrictions for home creation and consumption?

Program details

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

4:20 – 6:00 p.m. (Registration at 4:00 p.m.)

TLA Lawyers Lounge, 2nd Floor, 361 University Avenue Court House

This program is accredited for 15 minutes of Professionalism Content and 75 minutes of Substantive Content.

Registration Fee:

Members $90.00 + HST 

Member Licensing Candidates and New Calls $20.00 + HST 

Non-Members and Friends of the TLA $120.00 + HST 

Complimentary tickets are available for Law School Students. Please contact Sandra Porter at

Regular snacks and refreshments will be provided.

No refunds after December 10, 2019. An administrative fee of $25.00 will be applied to all cancellations. Space is limited, no walk-ins.

Many thanks to our generous sponsor:

This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism content by the Law Society of Ontario.

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