A green revolution is underway in Canada — are you prepared for the new place of cannabis marijuana on the medical-legal landscape?
Last Kick at the Can 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
(Original date: Thursday, March 9, 2017)
Who should attend: Criminal practitioners, both crown and defence; general civil litigators, and business lawyers.
Learning level: Intermediate/Advanced
The recent rise of medical marijuana on the Canadian landscape reflects a revolution in medical and legal thinking about the proper place of this substance in our society. The changing status of cannabis marijuana raises legal questions in several quarters: criminal law, where it is a controlled drug; pharmacology, where it is a medicine; and business law, where it is a consumer product. This comprehensive program will quickly bring you up to speed on both the legal issues and practical considerations surrounding the new and emerging status of medical marijuana and marijuana generally in Canada.
At this course you will learn:
- what cannabis marijuana is and what it does pharmacologically and ingested
- the history behind the criminalization of cannabis marijuana and how more recently, change has come to the US and Canada
- the implications of the Federal Task Force Report for cannabis marijuana in the criminal law context
- how the new status of marijuana has implications for employment law, health law, and insurance law
- the issues surrounding cannabis marijuana as a business opportunity
- how marijuana has issues for all three levels of government: Federal, Provincial, and Local/Municipal
- about emerging issues in criminal law — impairment by cannabis marijuana
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6 hours (For Rebroadcasts: including 1.25 hours involving aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, or practice management)
Please note that the CPD hours of the rebroadcast may differ from the CPD hours of the original, live program.
Note: The Law Society Ethics Committee is of the opinion that rule 3.2-7 of the Code of Conduct prevents lawyers from assisting with many aspects relating to medical marijuana distribution where the client proposes to do something illegal. Practice Advisors who receive calls about this issue have been advised they may refer callers to the article written by bencher Tony Wilson for the Globe & Mail on June 9, 2015.
John Conroy, QC — Conroy and Company, Abbotsford
Kirk I. Tousaw — Tousaw Law Corporation, Duncan
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