Cannabis Learning Session: Preparing for Legalization

Cannabis Learning Session: Preparing for Legalization

September 11, 2018 1:30 – 3:15 pm

Legalization of cannabis is just around the corner. Municipalities are responsible for some key roll out components. The Provincial government just announced Starting on October 17, consumers 19 and older will be able to purchase cannabis via an online retail platform provided by the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS). With the current medical cannabis market and the upcoming legalization of the recreational market there are some economic opportunities but also some very unique issues that communities will need to consider to prepare for the changes in legislation.

Those include:

  • understanding the Federal and Provincial requirements
  • effects on municipal planning, zoning and bylaws
  • workforce and economic impact

If you work on land use planning and zoning, business licensing, economic development or are an elected official you will find this session informative. We have expert speakers representing a wide spectrum of interests including municipalities, Health Canada and the Province

AGENDA

Speakers

Mat Vaughn – Norfolk County – 1:30 -1:45

  • Planning issues
  • Bylaw, zoning

Allan Rewak – Executive Director, Cannabis Canada Council – 1:45-2:00

  • Value chain opportunities within the cannabis industry
  • Cannabis industry economic impacts

Breanne Dufty – HR Manager- WeedMD – 2:00-2:15

  • how the nutraceutical / health market is changing
  • what role cannabis may play in that market
  • what the changes might ┬ámean for consumers.

Colleen Madden – Director of Innovation at CK Nutraceuticals – 2:15-2:30

  • how the nutraceutical / health market is changing
  • what role cannabis may play in that market
  • what market changes might mean for consumers.

Mike McGuire – Health Canada – 2:30-2:50

  • supply chain
  • current production and distribution
  • regulating production
  • applications for licensing

Questions 2:50-3:15

Posted on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 and is filed under Events General SCOR.