The journey to legalisation of recreational cannabis in Canada tells a story that the rest of the world can use to plot its own course. From public favour to political will, through the rigours of legislation and on to the practicalities of assembling and launching a brand new excise regime in a brand new market… it’s a remarkable tale.

The Canadian Bank Note Company was both quietly in the background and at times front and centre for most of these efforts. The lessons and experiences our organisation gained as being part of this success story are worth sharing. In our presentation, we will touch on themes and practical lessons which industry and government delegates alike can learn from as the rest of the world ponders the question: how to manage legalisation?