Program Directors

Trina Fraser

Brazeau Seller LLP

Jonathan Sherman

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Eligible for


The cannabis business is rapidly expanding with Canada as a world leader in the production and sale of recreational cannabis.

Opportunities in this area for businesses and those that advise them are considerable, as so are the potential obstacles and hurdles in this complex legal and regulatory environment.

Take advantage of the many opportunities, learn what works and what doesn’t, and avoid costly mis-steps in this burgeoning area of business and practice.

In this one-of-a-kind Osgoode certificate, some of Canada’s leading legal and industry minds deliver a wide-ranging curriculum that addresses everything from the very foundations of cannabis law and regulation, to the most topical issues affecting clients in all aspects of the industry today.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Designed for the working professional, over the course of 5 weeks in this interactive online certificate you will:

Examine cannabis law in Canada, including the impact of legalization and international drug treaties

Assess the global context: an overview of international law and norms

Explore and analyze critical issues in the business of  cannabis, including:

  • Lending and debt finance and registration of security interests
  • Licences/transfer of licences/enforcement of loans
  • M & A trends in the cannabis industry
  • Investment/banking issues

Describe key operational issues/challenges, including retailing in a regulated environment

Identify tips and tricks for protecting intellectual property

List and explain the classes of cannabis under Schedule 4 of the Cannabis Act – New Classes, including edibles, extracts and topicals

Describe the regulatory framework as it applies to medical cannabis

List and describe common occupational health and safety issues/hazards in the cannabis industry

Recognize social justice issues and the impact of cannabis-related advocacy

Understand how best to manage your cannabis licence and ensure regulatory compliance

Learn about anticipated trends in the Canadian cannabis industry for 2022 and beyond

Review the rules/regulations relating to packaging/labelling/marketing and promotion of cannabis and cannabis-related products

PLUS! Enjoy the networking you have missed with our virtual online networking event. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet and chat with your peers and legal and industry leaders!

Who Should Attend

Lawyers in private practice

In-house counsel in the cannabis industry

Cannabis industry senior executives

Cannabis industry senior managers/managers, particularly those involved in compliance and risk

Regulators at the federal and provincial level who regulate the production, sale and/or distribution of cannabis and cannabis products across Canada


Program Directors

Trina Fraser

Brazeau Seller LLP

Jonathan Sherman

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Advisory Board

Sherri M. Altshuler

Aird & Berlis LLP

Ruth Chun

Chun Law Professional Corporation

Eric Foster


Matt Maurer

Torkin Manes LLP

Peter Simeon

Gowling WLG

Alice Tseng

Smart & Biggar LLP



View the 2022 program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts. 


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Certificate Requirements

To receive an Osgoode Certificate, you must complete all program modules, and successfully complete an online assessment within 30 days of the last module. 

CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
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Substantive32h 15m
EDI1h 15m
Total35h 30m

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