Impact of Cannabis on the Insurance Industry

Field Law

400, 444 - 7 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 0X8 [Map]
Date and Time: January 23, 2019 8:30 am - 12:30 pm MST


With the legalization of recreational cannabis and regulations for edibles soon to come, Field Law's Cannabis Group has the knowledge and experience to help clients, including those in the insurance industry, understand how cannabis laws impact them.

Some topics of interest will include:

  • The current status of the law for recreational cannabis use in Alberta and how this differs across Canada
  • What types of policies will be impacted
  • How impairment will be evaluated
  • What coverage issues might arise pursuant to various standard policies 
  • What claims might arise and how they should be investigated, and
  • Looking ahead at the legalization of edibles in 2019.

This session is FULL - Please contact 403-266-3427 to be placed on the cancelation list.

Who Should Attend:
Designed for Insurance Brokers, Underwriters, Adjusters, Risk Managers, and anyone concerned about how common commercial, residential and personal insurance policies will be impacted by recreational cannabis.


Erika Carrasco , Partner, Field Law, is a litigation lawyer with experience in the insurance, construction, and energy industries among others. She is the leader of the firm’s Emerging Technology and Law group that includes Cannabis Law as one of its areas of focus.

Christin Elawny, is a labour and employment lawyer helping both non-unionized and unionized employers with complex claims, planning and other employment-related needs. She is one of the leaders of the firm's Cannabis Law industry group and has advised many clients in regard to cannabis and its effect on the workplace.

Mark Mielke is a lawyer with experience in mergers, acquisitions, finance and capital markets regulation. Mark works with a number of licensed producers and licenced retailers providing efficient legal solutions to the cannabis industry.

Registration:  8:30 a.m.
Presentation: 9:00 - 12:30 p.m.
15 minute break
Breakfast, beverages and snacks provided

CE Credits: AIC Course ID #50590, 3 CE Hours General & Adjuster Please be aware that tardy arrival to or early departure from any seminar or, in the case of a webinar an incomplete session as a result of unresolvable technical difficulties, will preclude IISA from issuing a CE certificate for the seminar.


Sorry, no refunds issued, with the exception of an incomplete session as a result of unresolvable technical difficulties. Substitution of another person is acceptable - please notify us of such changes so CE records can be adjusted appropriately. IISA reserves the right to cancel this seminar due to unforeseen extenuating circumstances - in such an event, all fees will be refunded.

Important Note:

All registrants need to have a profile with the Insurance Institute, if you do not already have a profile you will be prompted to create one. Please contact our office with any questions, 403-266-3427 

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