Canada’s Cannabis Act: Annotation & Commentary, 2020/2021 Edition
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Canada’s first and leading annual annotated product on the federal Cannabis Act
For ease of navigation, this annotated text is structured according to the 15 Parts of the Cannabis Act.
The Cannabis Act was drafted using provisions from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act, and the Food and Drug Act. Accordingly, in addition to case law under the Cannabis Act, the most relevant case law under each of these source Acts is examined to assist the reader further in the interpretation of the Cannabis Act.
- Overview commentary for each Part and Division of the Act
- Thematic annotation of key sections
- A detailed Introduction, which outlines the legislative and historical reasons Canada prohibited cannabis for 95 years, and how legalization developed and occurred
- Full text of the Act and 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
- Co-authored by Professor Emeritus Alan Young, Osgoode Hall Law School
- An all-at-a-glance provincial legislation chart governing retail cannabis distribution
- A new chapter reviewing the latest cannabis-related case law, not under the Cannabis Act
- An updated Introduction, which includes a full review of the seminal medical cannabis cases that led to Health Canada’s medical cannabis licensing system, and ultimately, legalization
- Helpful links and resources section
- Fully-updated commentary
A Useful Resource
The 2020/2021 edition of the Cannabis Act: Commentary & Annotation will be of interest to:
- Lawyers – Criminal, corporate, municipal, litigation, employment and labour, intellectual property
- Law enforcement officers – Municipal officers, provincial officers, RCMP, military police
- Government – Federal, provincial and municipal administrations
- Libraries – Law school, university, college, public
- Retail (both online and brick and mortar) – book stores, cannabis stores, growing supply stores
Table of contents
About the Authors
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 for Medical Purposes Remission Order (SOR/2020-9)
• Cannabis Regulations (SOR/2018-144)
• Cannabis Tracking System Order (SOR/2019-202)
• Industrial Hemp Regulations (SOR/2018-145)
• Order Designating the Minister of Health as the Minister for the purpose of that Act (SI/2019-125)
• Qualifications for Designation as Analyst Regulations (Cannabis) (SOR/2018-146)
Related Cannabis-Themed Case Law
Provincial Cannabis Legislation on Retail Distribution
Helpful Links and Resources
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