Is the Grass Greener? Risk Management with the Legalization of Cannabis (Nanaimo)


The Grand Hotel, 4898 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, BC [Map]
Date and Time: April 04, 2019 1pm - 4:15pm


The world of legalized Cannabis is complex and has created a lot of uncertainty, along with many new regulations and rules. The Insurance Industry will need to adapt to this changing landscape and not all Insurers will respond in the same way. Unintentional gaps in coverage can and will occur.

Attend this seminar and learn about the details behind the legalization of cannabis. As well as, the new Rules, Regulations/Acts and the risks associated with the legalization of non-medical cannabis.


  • Discuss the goals of the Federal & Provincial Governments for Legalizing Cannabis
  • Compare the road to Legalizing Medical Cannabis vs Non-Medical Cannabis
  • Identify the Federal & Provincial Governments Roles and Responsibilities with Production, Distribution and Use of Non-Medical Cannabis
  • Examine the Federal & Provincial Cannabis Acts
  • Understand the Rules for Personal Cultivation in BC
  • Explore Insurance Market availability from a Broker’s point of view
  • Additional Seminar Topics will include:
    - Drug Impaired Driving in BC. What are the thresholds?
    Personal Lines & Commercial Risk Control Strategies
    -Commercial Risk Products Liability, Retail and Crime Exposures
    What about Edible Cannabis Products?
    Impact on Social, Employer and Commercial Host Liability
    Supply Chains & Intellectual Property of Cannabis products
    Additional Food for Thought?

    Sharon White, CIP, CRM – Director, Client Services Health Programs - Risk Management Branch, Ministry of Finance
    Jacqueline Niemann, CAIB, CIP - Personal Insurance Department, Megson FitzPatrick Insurance Inc.

    CE CREDITS: 3 Technical

    SEMINAR FEES: The price for this half-day seminar includes coffee service, light snack and GST

    $ 125.00 Insurance Institute of BC member
    $ 205.00 Non-Member (fee includes IIBC membership – expiring May 31/2020) *Please register via a manual form
    Corporate Rate: $105/Attendee for groups of 6 or more (membership is additional for non-members). To register with a corporate rate, please contactDonna in advance .


    Register On Line Today! For payment by Cheque please fax in a manual registration form {384KB PDF} .

    Cancellation Policy: NO REFUNDS.  Participant substitution permitted 24 hours prior to seminar date. Substitute must be current member, additional charges may apply. Contact Donna Salahor for substitution confirmation.  IIBC Reserves the right to cancel this seminar due to unforeseen circumstances. Should this occur, registration fees will be refunded.

    If you have any questions, please contact Donna Salahor or 250-216-9393

    Non-members: IIBC Membership Fee of $80 (expiring May 31, 2020) will be added to the shopping cart at Check Out.