Sold Out! January 17, 2018 – “The Coming Age of Legal Marijuana”

Unfortunately, due to logistics, tickets are only available online and must be purchased in advance. Registration is now closed. 

Marijuana will become legal in Canada as of July 2018. This issue will change the legal and security landscape. Hear from two of the foremost experts in marijuana security and legal issues – Michael Eklin of CCI Cannabis and Trina Fraser – Partner at Brazeau Seller Law. Learn about what is happening in the near future and what is coming, misconceptions about the industry and ask your questions. Whether or not you work in this vertical, you will want to hear about this subject as it will affect all security professionals. Are you ready? Do you have all of the information that you need?  Join us for the Ottawa Chapter’s January event for 2018.

  • Date: Weds., Jan 17th , 2018
  • Time: 5-6 pm Registration/ Networking
    • 6-7 pm Chapter Dinner
    • 7-8 pm Speakers Panel / Q&A
    • 8-8:30 pm Networking
  • Location: Ottawa Police Association – second floor, Address: 141 Catherine St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1C3 . Free parking is available across the street. Tickets can be validated at the end of the evening.


  • Tickets: $20 Current ASIS, ISSA and DRIE members
  • Non-members – $30
  • Students: $15 (Full time students)

Trina Fraser / Partner

Brazeau Seller Law has been guiding applicants seeking to become licensed cannabis producers since the introduction of regulations in Canada concerning the distribution and use of medical marijuana. We work with businesses and their security consultants and quality assurance specialists to ensure that applications submitted to the Office of Medical Cannabis at Health Canada are first-rate and meet the requirements of the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. We also coordinate with the Office of Medical Cannabis to process applications.

Our cannabis law group goes further. Throughout the process of establishing and structuring businesses, assembling teams, raising capital, and building licensed sites, our lawyers view every step through a regulatory lens. Once those businesses are licensed, we help them ensure that they are following regulatory requirements as they continue to evolve.

Our comprehensive knowledge of the industry and its key players, as well as the emerging and ever-changing regulatory regime, also enables licensed cannabis producers to react quickly to new opportunities, such as new channels of sale, an expanded scope of permissible products, and, ultimately, production for recreational sale purposes.

Michael Eklin
CCI Cannabis

CCI provides risk mitigation, due diligence and government licensing for commercial cannabis producers around the world, with a focus on the Canadian marketplace this year.

Michael Elkin, B.A.
Vice-President, Partner Channels

Michael has had a successful career in security systems design and consulting within the MMPR/ACMPR market. He is currently acting vice president of Cannabis Compliance Inc.; one of Canada’s most reputable consulting firms, overseeing all aspects of security for each CCI cannabis project his firm represents. Since the Cannabis regulations were published in 2013; Michael has worked with over 50 applicant producers and licensed producers, providing complete security designs and technical proposals. He has actively participated and lead in the design of extensive systems such as Tweed, 7 Acres, Delshen Therapeutics, THC Inc. and many others, as well as providing security designs for dispensaries across North America. Prior to joining CCI, Michael ran the medical marijuana divisions for two of the largest security firms in Canada. Michael is bilingual (French and English) and resides in Montréal, Québec.

Superintendent  Paul Johnston
(Event Moderator)

Superintendent Johnston is a police officer with the Ottawa Police Service Paul has worked in predominately in the Downtown Core, from Patrol duties to the Detective office that include specialty sections with the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section, Human Trafficking Drug Section, Undercover Drug Operations, Integrated Proceeds of Crime Section conducting investigations concerning money laundering and proceeds investigations locally, nationally and international in scale.  His last posting was as Executive Officer for the Chief.

Superintendent Johnston sat on the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Drug Advisory Committee since 2012 and held the portfolio for the current Cannabis legalization framework.

Superintendent Johnston has also conducted several secondments including nine years collectively as the Ottawa Police Service representative for the Ottawa Police Service with RCMP in the capacity as an investigator in the fields of Intelligence, Drug, Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Counterterrorism.

Superintendent Johnston retires at the end of this month after 34 years of Policing.

Registration is now closed. Thank you!  We hope to see you at our February event.