Program Directors

Trina Fraser

Brazeau Seller LLP

Jonathan Sherman

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

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The cannabis business continues to expand at an exponential pace. Canada remains as a world leader in the production and sale of recreational cannabis.

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

In this one-of-a-kind Osgoode certificate, network and learn from Canada’s leading legal and industry minds. This is an engaging, 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.

Be prepared. Don’t miss your chance to get the knowledge and skills you need to competently and confidently deal with the anticipated trends in the Canadian cannabis industry for 2023 and beyond.

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, you will engage with acknowledged experts and get practical information, including:

Current analysis and review of the cannabis law landscape in Canada, and understand the key compliance issues facing the industry

Assessment of the global context, including an overview of international law and norms

How to 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

Key operational issues/challenges, including retailing in a regulated environment

Interpretation and application of the Rules/regulations relating to packaging/labelling/marketing and promotion of cannabis and cannabis-related products

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

Understanding of the regulatory framework as it applies to medical cannabis

Common occupational health and safety issues/hazards in the cannabis industry and tactics to manage these

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

How to best manage your cannabis licence and ensure regulatory compliance

Tips and tricks for protecting intellectual property

Who Should Attend

Lawyers in private practice

In-house counsel in the cannabis industry

Cannabis industry executives, senior managers and managers

Regulators (provincial and Federal) who regulate the production, sale and/or distribution of cannabis and cannabis products


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 2023 program brochure and agenda.


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$3,295 + TAX


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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. Live attendance is not required, but encouraged.

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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Substantive31h 30m
EDI1h 15m
Total34h 45m

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