The use of cannabis is legal in Canada. The Cannabis Act, Bill C-45, was passed by Canada’s House of Commons on November 27, 2018 and the Senate on June 7, 2018. Bill C-45 received royal assent on June 21, 2018. Most provisions of the Cannabis Act entered into force on October 17, 2018.
Artists entering Canada are targeted by Canada Border Services Agency
Recently, there have been multiple incidents of Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) officers stopping artists for secondary screening. We are aware of a number of incidents. The incidents occurred at multiple border crossings. In all cases, the CBSA equated being an artist with being a drug mule.
In one incident, Tim Hogan, a Canadian indigenous…
What is ACMPR?
ACMPR is an acronym for “Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations“, also known as Canada’s medical marjuana law. The Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations are promulgated under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
The ACMPR is Canada’s response to the Federal Court of Canada’s February 2016 decision in Allard…
Written by David Rugendorf and Su Ross
Breaking out the bubbly is a hallowed part of New Year’s Eve tradition, but this year, as the clock strikes 12 and we look to usher in 2018, what you see and hear bubbling may be coming from a bong, and not from a champagne flute. This is…
Speak Up!: Canada Is Consulting With Canadians On Cannabis Duties And Taxes
On November 10, 2017, Canada’s Department of Finance made an announcement of a one month consultation process concerning the imposition of excise taxes/duties and goods and services tax (“GST”) and harmonized sales tax (“HST”) on cannabis products. Canadian stakeholders, businesses and the public have until December 7, 2017 to submit feedback as part of…