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Artists entering Canada are targeted by Canada Border Services Agency

Posted in Border Security, Canada's Federal Government, cannabis, Currency Reporting, NEXUS, Proceeds of Crime/Money Laundering

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… Continue Reading

What is ACMPR?

Posted in cannabis

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 v. Canada which is… Continue Reading

Speak Up!: Canada Is Consulting With Canadians On Cannabis Duties And Taxes

Posted in Canada's Federal Government, cannabis, Cross-border trade, Excise Duty, Excise Tax, Imports Restrictions

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 the Government of Canada’s… Continue Reading