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Health Canada changes cannabis licensing process

On May 8, 2019, Health Canada announced that it is introducing changes to its cannabis licensing process, effective immediately. Before the change, an applicant can apply for a cannabis license by submitting paper application to Health Canada without having to … Continue reading

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Cannabis Trademarks – The USPTO Issues New Guidance

By Justin McNaughton, Senior Counsel The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) continues to wrangle with cannabis trademarks.  On May 2, 2109, it issued new guidance for examiners on how to handle them.  Arguably, the USPTO’s new guidance is the … Continue reading

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USPTO issues Examination Guidelines for Post-Farm Bill Examination of Trademarks for Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Goods and Services

      After months of uncertainty regarding how the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) was going to be handling trademark applications that recite cannabis-related goods and services following the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill, the PTO issued Examination … Continue reading

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Canadian Witch Hunt Leads To No Cannabis While Lawyering Restriction

A young lawyer who has struggled with a number of issues has had his license restricted on an interlocutory basis by the Law Society of Ontario Tribunal Hearing Division Mr. Dick is 29 years of age. After articling between July… … Continue reading

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FDA Announces Public Hearing on Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a public hearing on May 31, 2019, “to obtain scientific data and information about the safety, manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, and sale of products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds.”1 This offers … Continue reading

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