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US v. Canada: In the Weeds of Cannabis Advertising

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In this Dual, a US and Canadian attorney with experience in Cannabis advertising will discuss the current state of cannabis advertising regulations in their respective countries.

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US v. Canada: In the Weeds of Cannabis Advertising

  1. 1. US V CANADA: IN THE WEEDS OF CANNABIS ADVERTISING
  2. 2. CURRENT STATE OF US AND CANADIAN CANNABIS LAWS US Cannabis Laws  Illegal under federal laws  Controlled Substances Act  30 states and the District of Colombia have laws legalizing marijuana in some form  8 states and the District of Colombia have legalized marijuana for recreational use Canadian Cannabis Laws  Medicinal cannabis legal since 2001  Legalization of recreational cannabis to come into effect on October 17, 2018  Legalizes the sale, cultivation, and use of marijuana  Sets limit of marijuana possession at 30 grams and 4 marijuana plants  Specific regulations regarding the sale will be handled by the individual provinces
  3. 3. OVERVIEW OF STATE-BY-STATE CANNABIS LAWS
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION TO CANNABIS ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION US  State-by-state regulations on cannabis advertising and promotion  Unable to federally register trademarks for cannabis  Some states that have legalized cannabis (mostly medicinally), have not developed cannabis-specific advertising and promotion regulations Canada  Cannabis Act includes restriction on several promotion activities, such as:  Promotion considered appealing to youth;  Promotion that includes false, misleading, or deceptive information;  Promotion through sponsorship, testimonials, or endorsements; and  Promotion using the depictions of persons, celebrities, characters, or animals.  Ability to register trademarks for cannabis products with the Canadian Trademark Office
  5. 5. DURING THIS SESSION WE WILL TAKE A DEEPER LOOK INTO THE CANADIAN AND US CANNABIS ADVERTISING LAWS

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