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IIBC – Is the Grass Greener? Risk Management with the Legalization of Cannabis (Nanaimo)

by Insurance Institute of BC
April 04, 2019
The Grand Hotel, 4898 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, BC

The world of legalized Cannabis is complex and has created a lot of uncertainty, along with many new regulations and rules. The Insurance Industry will need to adapt to this changing landscape and not all Insurers will respond in the same way. Unintentional gaps in coverage can and will occur.

Attend this seminar and learn about the details behind the legalization of cannabis. As well as, the new Rules, Regulations/Acts and the risks associated with the legalization of non-medical cannabis.



  • Discuss the goals of the Federal & Provincial Governments for Legalizing Cannabis
  • Compare the road to Legalizing Medical Cannabis vs Non-Medical Cannabis
  • Identify the Federal & Provincial Governments Roles and Responsibilities with Production, Distribution and Use of Non-Medical Cannabis
  • Examine the Federal & Provincial Cannabis Acts
  • Understand the Rules for Personal Cultivation in BC
  • Explore Insurance Market availability from a Broker’s point of view
  • Additional Seminar Topics will include:
    – Drug Impaired Driving in BC. What are the thresholds?
    -Personal Lines & Commercial Risk Control Strategies 

    -Commercial Risk Products Liability, Retail and Crime Exposures
    -What about Edible Cannabis Products?
    -Impact on Social, Employer and Commercial Host Liability
    -Supply Chains & Intellectual Property of Cannabis products
    -Additional Food for Thought?


Sharon White, CIP, CRM – Director, Client Services Health Programs – Risk Management Branch, Ministry of Finance
Jacqueline Niemann, CAIB, CIP – Personal Insurance Department, Megson FitzPatrick Insurance Inc.

CE CREDITS: 3 Technical

SEMINAR FEES: The price for this half-day seminar includes coffee service, light snack and GST
$ 125.00 Insurance Institute of BC member
$ 205.00 Non-Member (fee includes IIBC membership – expiring May 31/2020) *Please register via a manual form
Corporate Rate: $105/Attendee for groups of 6 or more (membership is additional for non-members). To register with a corporate rate, please contact Donna in advance at .


If you have any questions, please contact Donna Salahor or 250-216-9393

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