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What happens if a condo client’s marijuana use offends the neighbours?

January 28, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

With the legalization of recreational cannabis, what happens when there is a dispute between neighbours in a condominium and how does a condo corporation or board handle it? A lot of condominium corporations have passed rules around odours, says Armand

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Why these homeowners lost their negligence lawsuit against a Hub brokerage

January 24, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

British Columbia’s top court recently sided with a Hub International brokerage in a case in which a client sued the brokerage and the insurer for coverage that was denied because a building damaged by fire contained a legal medical marijuana

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Why brokers need to keep abreast of regulatory changes for cannabis

January 3, 2020 by Jason Contant

Brokers with cannabis clients need to keep an eye on the changing legal landscape and cannabis companies’ evolving needs, paying particular attention to directors’ and officers’ liability, a managing general agency told Canadian Underwriter recently. Recreational cannabis became legal in

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First batch of legal marijuana edibles on their way for B.C.

December 20, 2019 by The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s government says the first batch of legal marijuana edibles, extracts and topical will soon be available for purchase, two months after they were legalized in Canada. The province says it received its first shipments of the

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Why thousands of unsafe commercial vehicles remain on Ontario roads

December 6, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

More than half of Ontario’s commercial vehicle carriers have not been inspected by the province’s transportation ministry in the past two years, and the number of vehicles inspected each year has dropped big-time. These were among the findings in the

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The number of Ontarians who drive stoned (hint: lots)

October 10, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Hundreds of thousands of Ontarians have driven a vehicle while very high on cannabis, poll results released Wednesday by CAA South Central Ontario imply. One in five Ontario drivers surveyed, aged 19 through 70, are cannabis users, CAA SCO said

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Quebec to appeal court ruling on homegrown cannabis

October 10, 2019 by The Canadian Press

QUEBEC – The Quebec government says it will appeal a decision invalidating parts of Quebec’s cannabis law that prohibited home cultivation. On Sept. 3, Quebec Superior Court Justice Manon Lavoie ruled Quebec’s legislation infringed upon the jurisdiction of the federal

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If cannabis dies, how expensive could the claim get?

October 8, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If a hydroponics system fails and it’s tomatoes or peppers that are spoiled, that’s one thing. But what happens if it’s a legal cannabis facility? “The impact of cannabis on the [property and casualty] industry remains to be seen. We

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The state of insurers’ risk appetite one year after pot legalization

September 12, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Business clients in the cannabis industry are having a hard time finding some insurance coverages, A.M. Best Company Inc. warned in a report released Thursday. “Coverage available to canna-business owners remains in short supply,” A.M. Best said in its annual

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How should employers treat recreational marijuana use?

May 9, 2019 by Jason Contant

Employers should treat marijuana use in the workplace as they would alcohol use, a senior claims professional told Canadian Underwriter Monday. “All of the liability still exists,” said Heather Matthews, senior vice president of Crawford & Company (Canada)’s National Claims

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Will roadside marijuana tests be upheld in court?

May 7, 2019 by Jason Contant

The ability to properly test marijuana impairment with roadside devices remains front and centre seven months after legalization, with at least one possible legal fight brewing. “I think our big issue in Canada, whether it’s a roadside test or from

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Over half of Ontario cannabis store openings delayed

April 3, 2019 by Shawn Jeffords and Armina Ligaya - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Customers lined up at Ontario’s first brick-and-mortar cannabis stores on Monday, but fewer than half of the province’s government-licensed outlets were ready to open. The Progressive Conservative government had planned to have 25 private stores launch on April 1, but