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CSA Issues Revised Staff Notice Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities

On February 8, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued an updated Staff Notice on the treatment of issuers with U.S. marijuana-related activities. While Canada works toward a July 2018 deadline for the rollout of...more

Canada 2018 Cannabis Regulation: P.E.I. Releases New Details

The government of Prince Edward Island released details about its retail and distribution model for recreational cannabis on Tuesday. While the province had previously announced in December that recreational cannabis would be...more

Canada 2018 Cannabis Regulation - Provincial Update

As the July 2018 date of legalization approaches, Canadian provinces continue to announce their plans for the regulation, distribution and sale of recreational cannabis. These announcements are a response to the federal...more

Ontario Becomes First Province to Introduce Cannabis Legislation

On November 1, 2017, Ontario became the first province in Canada to introduce legislation related to cannabis, a month after announcing its comprehensive cannabis plan. The province introduced Bill 174, which enacts three new...more

New Guidance Provided for Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities

On October 16, 2017, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), and the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV and together with the TSX, the TMX Group), issued long-sought guidance on disclosure...more

Alberta Releases Proposed Cannabis Framework

On October 4, the government of Alberta released its proposed framework for legalized recreational cannabis. The framework sets out Alberta’s primary policy goals with respect to the implementation of a recreational cannabis...more

Standing Committee on Health Amends Cannabis Act to Include Edibles and Concentrates

On October 3, the Standing Committee on Health (HESA) proposed amendments to Bill C-45 (Cannabis Act) which, if approved by the House of Commons, would allow for cannabis edibles and concentrates to be available for sale in...more

Ontario Provincial Government Announces Recreational Cannabis Retail and Distribution Framework

On Friday, September 8, Yasir Naqvi, Attorney General, Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance and Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, announced a comprehensive framework outlining the province’s approach to the...more

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