Medical Marijuana in Canada: Weeding Through the Risks and Opportunities

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In This Presentation:

1) History of legislative regime in Canada re: marijuana

2) Overview of Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR’s)

3) How to become a licensed producer

4) Challenges for licensed producers (LP’s) / applicants

5) Current legal challenges to MMPR’s

6) Opportunities

7) Looking forward

- Excerpt from History of legislative regime in Canada re: marijuana:

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA):

- CDSA, s.4(1) – no person shall possess a substance included in Schedule II, except as authorized by regulation – contravention is an indictable offence

- Schedule II includes “Cannabis, its preparations, derivatives and synthetic preparations”

- Also includes certain cannabinoids including Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD)

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