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Some business risks from marijuana regulation changes

June 7, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A Canadian fish oil supplement supplier, a business that hopes to enter the medical marijuana industry, is warning of the risks posed by the “rapidly-evolving” cannabis industry and uncertainty over Health Canada’s license approval process. Health, safety and environmental regulations

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Loss control for grow-ops

March 19, 2018 Marc Raymond, Vice President, Professional Development Specialist, Afirm Solutions

As the cannabis industry transitions from underground to mainstream, licensed cannabis producers, processing facilities and dispensaries will require coverages akin to a myriad of other crop products and processing industries. From a loss control point of view, we need to

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LCBO chooses Shopify to run online cannabis sales

February 12, 2018 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – The Ontario government has inked a deal to use Shopify Inc.’s e-commerce platform for cannabis sales online and in stores as part of its plan to be the province’s sole distributor of legal recreational marijuana. The Ontario Cannabis

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Sexual harassment, cannabis top legal risks in Canada this year: law firm

January 5, 2018 Ross Marowits - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – The hot button issues of sexual harassment in the workplace and cannabis legalization joined a leading Canadian law firm’s annual top 10 list of legal risks for businesses in 2018. Borden Ladner Gervais LLP included sexual harassment in

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Industry urged to marijuana-proof policy wording

November 17, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

An insurance defence lawyer is encouraging the industry in Alberta to check their policy wordings after the province’s proposed new sanctions for cannabis-impaired and cannabis/alcohol-impaired driving offences. “At this stage, the most immediate impact of the new legislation on property

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Manitoba government unveils hybrid retail and distribution model for recreational cannabis

November 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The government of Manitoba has unveiled a hybrid retail and distribution model for the recreational use of cannabis, one that involves both the public and private sectors. The model will see the Liquor and Gaming Authority (LGA) given an expanded

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Alberta drafts framework to manage cannabis legalization

October 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Alberta has become the latest province to draft framework to manage cannabis legalization ahead of the federal government’s plans in July of 2018. Albertans are invited to provide feedback on the draft framework by midnight MT on Oct. 27. A

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Leaf Forward launches “Canada’s first cannabis business accelerator”

October 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Leaf Forward – which describes itself as “Canada’s first cannabis business accelerator” – reported on Wednesday that it has launched successfully, hosting two founders classes, where 12 cannabis start-ups participated in a full day of “intensive mentoring” with industry leaders.

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Web-based Drug-Impaired Driving Learning Centre launched

September 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Just days after the province of Ontario announced that it would introduce legislation this fall that includes zero tolerance for drug-impaired driving for several classes of motorists, an organization and insurer have launched a Drug-Impaired Driving Learning Centre (DIDLC). The

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Ontario to introduce zero tolerance legislation for drug-impaired driving

September 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The province of Ontario announced on Monday morning that it will introduce legislation this fall that will include zero tolerance for drug-impaired driving for several classes of motorists. Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca announced the

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New Brunswick establishes Crown corporation to oversee non-medicinal cannabis

September 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of New Brunswick announced on Friday that a Crown corporation has been established to oversee the sale of non-medicinal cannabis in the province. The provincial Departments of Finance and Health said in a press release that the government

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LCBO to oversee 150 standalone cannabis retail stores, Ontario government says

September 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) will oversee approximately 150 standalone cannabis retail stores, the provincial government said on Friday as part of its “safe and sensible framework” to manage the Government of Canada’s plan to legalize cannabis by