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Cannabis in Canada: The State of the Law


October 17, 2018, marks a historic day in the evolution of cannabis regulations both domestically and abroad. As the first state in the G20 to regulate recreational cannabis, Canada has become the international leader in the development of sensible and progressive policies governing the cultivation, processing, sale and possession of cannabis.

To understand how laws vary across the country, Cassels Brock has produced a comprehensive guide on the state of cannabis law in Canada.

Our guide provides a detailed look at the state of the law surrounding the production, selling, purchasing and consumption of cannabis across the nation, including:

  • The federal regime
  • Provincial laws re: minimum age, possession, and personal cultivation
  • Criminal penalties and related enforcement frameworks
  • Federal regulations regarding licensing, packaging and labelling, and taxes
  • Provincial distribution models
  • Product and consumption options
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For more information on how Cassels can assist your business, please contact Jonathan Sherman, Alison Hayman, Chandimal Nicholas, Rowan Groenewald, Michael Weizel, Michael Britton or another member of our firm’s cross-disciplinary Cannabis Group.

This publication is a general summary of the law. It does not replace legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances.