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This volume provides an extensive and useful guide to the national legal framework regulating cannabis. This book will be a particularly valuable resource in understanding the complex world of cannabis law. It is a very useful companion to the main text on a wide variety of subjects.
Bruce A. MacFarlane, Q.C., is a member of the Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta Bars. He spent his early years as a federal prosecutor in all three provinces, appearing in all levels of courts, and rose to become Assistant Deputy Attorney General with responsibility for all federal prosecutions in Canada. In 1993, he was appointed Deputy Attorney General for Manitoba – a position he held for 12 years. Mr. MacFarlane left government in 2005, and was appointed to teach criminal law at the University of Manitoba. From 2008 to 2012, he was appointed by the United Nations as Amicus Curiae to assume conduct of several sensitive cases in an international criminal court in Europe. At present, Mr. MacFarlane provides advice to governments, law societies, and private clients on a variety of criminal law issues. Throughout his career, he has published numerous scholarly writings on criminal law and evidentiary topics, which have been cited by courts across Canada and by the highest courts in the U.K. and Australia. He is a co-author of Cannabis Law, Cannabis Law: The Legislative Framework, and of Drug Offences in Canada, Fourth Edition, all published by Thomson Reuters.
Robert J. Frater, Q.C., is Chief General Counsel with the federal Department of Justice. He is a member of the Ontario Bar and is a past member of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut bars. Mr. Frater has argued numerous high-profile cases in the Supreme Court of Canada, and has also appeared in appellate courts in several provinces and territories. He has lectured and written on a wide variety of topics, including criminal law, constitutional law, and advocacy, and taught a Masters of Law course on prosecutorial ethics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is also a co-author of Cannabis Law, Cannabis Law: The Legislative Framework,Cannabis Law, Drug Offences in Canada, Fourth Edition, and author of Prosecutorial Misconduct, Second Edition, all published by Thomson Reuters.
Croft Michaelson, Q.C., is Deputy General Counsel and Head of Global Investigations with BMO Financial Group and a member of the Ontario Bar. He was formerly Senior General Counsel with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and a federal prosecutor from 1989 to 2019. As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Michaelson prosecuted numerous high-profile cases involving drug and terrorism offences at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He frequently lectures on criminal law, drug and terrorism prosecutions, and advocacy. He is also a co-author of Cannabis Law, Cannabis Law: The Legislative Framework, and of Drug Offences in Canada, Fourth Edition, all published by Thomson Reuters.