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Canada’s Cannabis Act: Annotation & Commentary, 2019/2020 Edition

This text identifies the relevant case law and underlying legislation used to draft the Cannabis Act, helping you analyze the rules and limits of the Act and the Regulations.
Publication Language: English

Softcover | 472 pages | Annual – Standing Order Terms Apply

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433500599

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The first edition of an annual annotated product on the new federal Cannabis Act, which came into force on October 17, 2018.
For ease of navigation, this annotated text is structured according to the sections of the Cannabis Act. The Act is comprised of 15 Parts, and uses provisions either directly from or modified from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act, and the Food and Drug Act.  Accordingly, the most relevant case law under each of these Acts are examined and appropriate cases chosen to interpret the Cannabis Act.


  • Overview commentary for each part and division of the Act
  • Thematic annotation of key sections
  • Detailed introduction outlining the legislative and historical reasons Canada prohibited cannabis in Canada
  • Full text of all Regulations
  • Written by Russell Bennett, a lawyer who advises businesses in the cannabis industry, and who has commented on Canada’s cannabis laws in his creative productions for over 20 years

A useful resource
The 2019/2020 edition of the Cannabis Act: Commentary & Annotation will be of interest to:

  • Lawyers – Criminal, corporate, municipal, employment and labour, litigation
  • Law enforcement officers – Municipal officers, provincial officers, RCMP, military police
  • Government – Federal, provincial and municipal administrations
  • Libraries – Law school, university, public

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About the Author
Legislative Currency
Detailed Table of Contents
Table of Cases


Cannabis Act –Annotation and Commentary

Cannabis Act (Police Enforcement) Regulations, SOR/2018-151
▪ Cannabis Fees Order, SOR/2018-198
▪ Cannabis Regulations, SOR/2018-144
▪ Cannabis Tracking System Order, SOR/2018-178
▪ Industrial Hemp Regulations, SOR/2018-145
▪ Order Designating the Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, A Member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, as the Minister for the Purposes of the Cannabis Act, SI/2018-103
▪ Qualifications for Designation as Analyst Regulations (Cannabis), SOR/2018-146

Regulatory Initiative: Regulations Enabling the Legal Sale of Cannabis Edibles and Concentrates - Forward Regulatory Plan 2018-2020