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lightbulb with marijuana leaf filamentA panel will explore the possible impacts that the legalization of cannabis will have on Canadian lives, Wednesday, March 20, at Windsor Law.

Panel to discuss legal impact of cannabis

In the months following the legalization of cannabis, Canadians have had a chance to see the different ways in which the industry is interacting with the marketplace and the various regulatory issues that it raises around its commercialization.

A panel with expertise in patent and innovation law, health, and food regulation will explore the possible impacts that the legalization of cannabis will have on Canadian lives, Wednesday, March 20, at Windsor Law.

Panellists include:

  • Law professor emeritus Bill Bogart, author of three books on the regulation of consumption: Permit But Discourage: Regulating Excessive Consumption; Regulating Obesity? Government, Society and Questions of Health; and Off the Street: Legalizing Drugs.
  • Laurence MacPhie, a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP whose practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications related to molecular biology, genetic engineering, agriculture, and plant-related technologies.
  • Joyana Mitich, a consultant and auditor for the agricultural industry, specializing in food safety and quality management. Utilizing skills from her work experience, she has applied similar principles to evaluate the cannabis industry.

The discussion, entitled “Dope Tech: Cannabis, Innovation, and the Impact on Consumers,” will begin at noon in room G102, Ron W. Ianni Faculty of Law Building.

Admission is free but requires advance registration. Find more detail and the online registration form on the event website.

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