A lot of excellent information was presented. Great resource material to follow up on. - Associate Vice-President, Financial Services
University of Saskatchewan
2nd Annual Event!

Municipal Issues in the Legalization of Cannabis

Legal Recreational Cannabis: Where Are We 6 Months In? A Cross-Country Update

April 16 - 17, 2019 · Toronto, Ontario
A Snapshot of Previous Participants
These Experts Have Taken Part in Our Previous Cannabis-related Events
Aird Cook Dexter Fabiani-Carter
Foster Kilroy Liu Loh
Lucas Rueda Turner Watson

Key Issues Include
  • Where are we 6 months in?
  • Land Use Planning, Zoning, Enforcement & Compliance
  • Retail Business licensing
  • Public Health Impacts
  • Policing and Related Issues
  • Drug and Alcohol Policies for Municipal Employees
  • Public education
  • Dealing with Nuisance Issues
Who Has Attended
Here is a sample of organizations that have attended previous events:

Association of Municipalities of Ontario · Brantford Police Services · Canadian Federation of Municipalities · City of Calgary · City of Cornwall · City of Dryden · City of Fredericton · City of Greater Sudbury · City of Kenora · City of Kingston · City of Kitchener · City of London · City of Markham · City of Oshawa · City of Ottawa · City of Prairie · City of St. John’s · City of Thunder Bay · City of Toronto · City of Vancouver · City of Waterloo · City of Welland · City of Windsor · County of Renfrew · Health Canada · Kennebecasis Regional Police Force · Middlesex-London Health Unit · Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario · Municipality of Chatham-Kent · Norfolk County · Regional Municipality of Halton · Regional Municipality of Peel · Regional Municipality of York · Royal Canadian Mounted Police · Town of Amherstburg · Town of Coburg · Town of Milton · Town of Niagara on the Lake · Town of Oakville · Town of Quispamsis · Town of Richmond Hill · Veterans Affairs Canada
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
  • 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
Other Upcoming Events: Courses and Training Seminars

Risk Management for the Public Sector
Ottawa, Ontario · January 22 - 23, 2019
Canadian BCP & Emergency Management
Ottawa, Ontario · January 29 - 30, 2019
Tech Talent Acquisition
Ottawa, ON · January 29 - 30, 2019
Digital Government
Ottawa, ON · February 19 - 20, 2019
Big Data & Analytics for the Public Sector
Vancouver, BC · February 20 - 21, 2019
GBA+: Developing the Requisite Expertise for Gender-Based Analysis Plus
Ottawa, Ontario · February 26 - 27, 2019
HR Analytics 2019
Toronto, Ontario · March 19 - 20, 2019
Managing Your Duty to Accommodate
Ottawa, Ontario · March 26 - 27, 2019
Public Sector Internal Controls
Toronto, Ontario · March 26 - 27, 2019
Municipal Issues in the Legalization of Cannabis
Toronto, Ontario · April 16 - 17, 2019
Public Sector Policy Development
Ottawa, Ontario · May 22 - 23, 2019




Cannabis legalization has arrived, with all the challenges it continues to pose to municipalities in Canada. Municipalities continue to be responsible for a smooth roll-out to the public, with significant work still 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 these changes.

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 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 going forward, as well as lessons learned to date, 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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