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!

New Municipal Issues in Cannabis Regulation

Key Insights, Critical Information: A Specialized Forum For Municipal Regulators 6 Months In

April 16 - 17, 2019 · Toronto, Ontario
Confirmed Speakers Include These Experts and More:
Dexter Leisk Andrews McGuire Vachon
Kaufman Zabloski Zworski Holm Hyde
Vaughan Gilpin Stiles Abrams 

Experienced Municipal Officials and Experts will help you:
  • Understand municipal roles and relationships at the provincial and federal levels
  • Provide in depth information on land use planning and zoning
  • Update you on developments in private and provincially run retail
  • Familiarize you with security requirements and what to do if they are inadequate
  • Prepare for legalization of edibles and new complex problems
  • Knowledgeably field complaints about second hand smoke in houses, condos and apartments
  • Understand the impact of legalization and regulation on public health
  • Know when advertising is pushing the boundaries on what’s acceptable
  • Grapple with issues of cost sharing between federal, municipal and provincial levels of government
Who Should Attend This Event

  • Elected Officials
  • City Managers
  • City Clerks
  • General Managers
  • Planning and Zoning Officials
  • Licensing Officials
  • Finance
  • Law Enforcement
  • Policy Analysts and Advisors
  • Municipal Lawyers
  • Public Health Officials
  • Public Safety Officials
  • Provincial and Federal Officials Dealing with Cannabis
  • Cannabis Company Managers, Directors and VPs
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

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
Upcoming Events with a Public-Sector Focus

Professional Regulation and Discipline
Vancouver, BC · September 24 - 25, 2019
HR Analytics for the Public Sector
Ottawa, ON · September 24 - 25, 2019
Big Data and Analytics for the Public Sector
Ottawa, ON · October 01 - 02, 2019
Regulating Cannabis Edibles
Toronto, ON · October 22 - 23, 2019
Smart Transportation for Intelligent Cities
Toronto, ON · October 29 - 30, 2019
Indigenous Housing Solutions
Gatineau, QC · November 05 - 06, 2019
Legal Issues in Privacy & Cyber Security
Toronto, ON · November 19 - 20, 2019
Blockchain in Government & For the Public Sector
Ottawa, ON · December 03 - 04, 2019
Risk Management for the Public Sector
Ottawa, ON · January 21 - 22, 2020
Canadian BCP and Emergency Management 2020
Ottawa, ON · January 28 - 29, 2020
Ottawa, ON · February 04 - 05, 2020
AI in the Public Sector
Ottawa, ON · February 18 - 19, 2020
Managing Your Duty to Accommodate
Ottawa, ON · March 24 - 25, 2020




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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