Join the World Law Group for its upcoming webinar series on the legalization of cannabis around the world. Each of the four webinars will focus on specific jurisdictions or regions, including Europe, Israel, Canada, Latin America and the United States. Our very own Josh Ashby will serve as a moderator for the upcoming Israel update on February 26, and as a panelist for the U.S. update on April 3. Register via the links below.


  • Europe Update | Wednesday, February 13 at 8 a.m. PST | Registration
  • Israel Update | Tuesday, February 26 at 7 a.m. PST | Registration
  • Canada & Latin America Update | Thursday, March 21 at 7 a.m. PST | Registration
  • U.S. Update | Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30 a.m. PST | Registration

We try not to blog about developments outside the scope of our expertise. However, because many of our clients are very involved in Canada (or want to be), we want to share with you this article (authored by a very reputable Canadian law firm) about Ontario’s recently enacted Cannabis License Act and related regulations. Enacted last month, this legislation provides a mechanism for privately-owned business to become licensed retailers in Ontario, though the government-run Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation remains the exclusive wholesaler and online retailer.  The window for license applications is expected to open December 17.