BCRIMA & BCSOF "Joint" Luncheon

When:  Apr 18, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:45 PM (PT)
Associated with  British Columbia


Are you ready for the next HOT topic? Well, you are in luck because BCRIMA and the BC Society of Fellows have created a "Joint" Luncheon. Invite your clients, co-workers and all interested parties - this is going to be one to remember!

TOPIC: Four Twenty is Here to Stay

The federal government will be legalizing cannabis use in Canada in July 2018. There is a great deal of uncertainty as to how the whole system of cannabis sale and use will be regulated. Will it be treated like alcohol? How does that fit in with medical cannabis use? There have been some indications of increased car accidents and other claims after the legalization of pot in various jurisdictions. Will this have an impact on the insurance industry? We have two distinguished speakers to address the uncertainty and provide valuable insights into the regulations that will be in place in BC and how legal cannabis affects our businesses.



Fiona Brown,  Partner – Aird & Berlis (Toronto)

Fiona’s commercial employment law practice involves assisting the firm’s corporate clients with all labour and employment aspects of corporate transactions, restructurings and mergers and acquisitions, including employment-related diligence, successor employer issues and preparing related employment and consulting agreements. Fiona represents employers in the public, private, non-profit and charitable sectors across a range of industries and contexts, including technology, manufacturing, automotive, health and wellness, insurance, transportation, retail and marketing, among others. In addition, Fiona is a member of the firm’s Cannabis Group. Fiona provides a broad range of services to participants in the fast-growing legal cannabis industry. Fiona has substantial experience providing regulatory compliance advice to licensed producer applicants, ancillary goods and service providers and other cannabis industry participants. Fiona also works closely with firm members in other practice areas to provide her clients in the cannabis industry with a full range of legal services to take their business to the next level.


David Wood, PhD - Senior Associate, Borden Ladner Gervais (Calgary)

David practices intellectual property and regulatory law. David is co-chair of the Borden Ladner Gervais Cannabis Industry Focus Group and his regulatory practice is specific to the Canadian cannabis industry. David has advised licensed producers, pre-license entities, technology companies, and other domestic and foreign participants in the Canadian cannabis industry in relation to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and its regulations, including the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (the "ACMPR") and the Narcotic Control Regulations (the "NCR"). David is also helping various industry participants position themselves for expected changes under Bill C-45: An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, Eliz. II: 64-65-66 (the "Cannabis Act").

David’s education in structural biochemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, plant biochemistry, and natural products chemistry provides a strong technical background for advising clients in the Canadian cannabis industry in relation to both intellectual property and regulatory law.

DATE:  Wednesday, April 18, 2018

TIME:  11:30am – Registration, followed by lunch/presentation at 12:00pm (Estimated end time 1:45pm)

VENUE:  The Metropolitan Hotel (Room tbd), 645 Howe Street, Vancouver

Please RSVP to Sarah Morris at smorris@richmond.ca or 604-247-4476

Certificate of Participation available upon request that may be used towards 1.5 Credit Hours (Technical)

Look forward to seeing everyone there! 



The Metropolitan Hotel
645 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC
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