This conference helped me to find practical ways to integrate risk management in day-to-day operation.  
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Municipal Issues in the Legalization of Cannabis

A Specialized Forum for Municipal Regulators

April 17 - 18, 2018  ·  Vancouver, British Columbia
Featuring These Industry Experts and Many More!
Highlights from the Toronto Event:
Additional Speakers Include:
Cpl. Dave Botham, Investigator, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Sgt. Jeff Karran, Federal Operations, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Oyinola Shyllon, Corporate Economist, City of Calgary
Iain Dixon, Lawyer, City of Vancouver
Make Sure Your Municipality Is Ready!
  • Understand the impact of cannabis legalization on municipal departments and services
  • Prioritize the need to establish relationships with your provincial and federal counterparts
  • Develop effective processes and procedures for licensing private vs. provincially regulated retail sales operations
  • Proactively prepare for issues that will arise in land use planning and zoning
  • Understand the seed-to-sale supply chain
  • Anticipate and prepare to respond to public complaints
  • Be ready to regulate impaired driving and workplace safety
  • Understand the difficulties involved in detecting and charging citizens for drug impaired driving
  • Case study of legalization in Seattle Washington
Municipal Issues in the Legalization of Cannabis Brochure Download Brochure as PDF File
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Overall, this conference was of high quality. Case studies were excellent!
- Senior Advisor, Policy, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Fascinating and relevant, very knowledgeable.
- Manager, People Effectiveness, House of Commons
Lots of great information and dynamic speakers.
- Manager, Legislation Development, HRSDC
Excellent presentation overall. Very informative and useful information.
- Project Officer, Canada Revenue Agency
I got some great ideas to bring back and start applying. Very relevant to where my project is now.
- Project Manager, BC Ministry of the Attorney General
Who Should Attend This Event

  • Elected officials
  • City Managers
  • City Clerk General Managers,
  • Planning and Development General Managers,
  • Engineering General Manager, Finance, Technology
  • HR General Managers, Parks, Recreation and Culture Manager,
  • Area Planning and Development
  • Land Development Engineers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Policy Analysts and Advisors
  • Directors and Managers of Intergovernmental Relations and Strategic Partnerships
  • Strategist, Intergovernmental and Corporate Strategy
  • Municipal Lawyers
  • Public Health Officials
  • Public Safety Officials
  • Provincial officials dealing with legalization issues
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Legalization of cannabis is just months away. Municipalities are responsible for a smooth roll-out to the public, with significant work to be accomplished. If you work on land use planning and zoning, business licensing, municipal workplace safety, enforcement relating to public consumption or impaired driving, you are feeling the pressure of the looming deadline. You have important questions and you need answers from the provinces yesterday relating to critical matters such as what retail model your province will choose. You need to budget for start up and implementation in all these areas including the cost of public education, public health and law enforcement.

INFONEX's two-day program Municipal Issues in the Legalization of Cannabis, will be the ideal forum for discussing and sharing ideas with others to help you move forward without wasting time or spinning your wheels. A faculty of experienced government officials from all the relevant areas will share their insights on what's working effectively and what's not. U.S cities who have made the journey you are about to embark upon will draw on their experience to help you benefit from what they have learned along the way so you can avoid potential missteps and proceed in timely fashion.

You will learn what you can expect with legalization, including the impact on community and public health and safety. You will leave with a clear picture of what you are required to do, as a municipal employer, to keep municipal employees safe now that you have to worry about the potential effects of marijuana at the workplace. Experts from U.S. cities and large and small municipalities in a variety of provinces will explain how they are dealing with land use planning and zoning and business licensing (including government-run, private retail or a mixed retail model depending on the province's choice.) You will understand the enforcement issues relating to consumption and impaired driving and the complexity and potential problems involved in the supply chain.

This is a unique opportunity to hear from those most able to provide the important information, insights and strategies you need to meet the complex challenge ahead. Register now so you and your municipality have the necessary knowledge to reduce the risk and increase the potential benefits of this important change in national cannabis policy. Your up-front investment of time will repay you time and again as you move forward more decisively, confidently and knowledgeably than you otherwise would have. Register today!

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