27 December 2016

Here’s what we’ve found

Canada: Task Force Releases Report On Cannabis Legalization In Canada
Last Updated: December 20 2016
Article by James R. Munro, Lindsay Dykstra and Bill Olaguera (Articled Student) McMillan LLP

United States: What Might A Sessions-Led Department Of Justice Mean For The Cannabis Industry?
Last Updated: December 5 2016
Article by Alex Kaplan
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

United States: Summary Of The Regulation And Taxation Of Marijuana Act
Last Updated: November 25 2016
Article by Jesse Harlan Alderman and Kevin C. Conroy
Foley Hoag LLP

Canada: November 2016 Deal Round-Up
Last Updated: December 8 2016
Article by Cameron Mingay
Cassels Brock
The following is a summary of major deals in the life science space that closed or were announced as closed in November 2016.
November 2016 saw tremendous activity among cannabis stocks, hot on the heels of the announcement that voters in several U.S. states supported measures that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. The activity (and volatility) in the capital markets was thrown into stark relief on November 16, 2016 with share price volatility for a number of Canada’s publicly traded cannabis companies triggering multiple circuit-breaking halts.
A number of significant financing events for Canadian-based companies developing novel medical tools and therapeutics were also reported in November 2016.

Canada: Legalizing Marijuana: Are Dispensaries And Vapour Lounges The New Tavern?
Last Updated: December 6 2016
Article by Michael Blinick
McCague Borlack LLP

United States: Weeding Between The Lines: PA Issues Temporary Regulations For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Growers, And Producers
Last Updated: December 12 2016
Article by Amy Abeloff
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Canada: Legalizing Marijuana: Product Liability For Producers, Distributors, And Dispensers
Last Updated: December 15 2016
Article by Michael Blinick and Josh Sugar
McCague Borlack LLP

United States: White Collar Crime Law Enforcement In A Trump Justice Department – 8 Predictions
Last Updated: December 2 2016
Article by Jodi L. Avergun, Jonathan Bailyn, Bret A. Campbell, J. Robert Duncan, Joseph V. Moreno, Anne M. Tompkins, Kenneth L. Wainstain and Joseph Facciponti

United States: The First Amendment And Trademark Licensing At Public Universities: NORML Rules Apply
Last Updated: December 10 2016
Article by Christopher P. Beall
Fox Rothschild LLP

Canada: Pharma In Brief – Health Canada Releases Revised Fact Sheet On Biosimilars
Last Updated: December 20 2016
Article by Christopher Guerreiro, Marie-Helene Rochon and Nisha Anand
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP