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Cannabis Law

Printable Summary

The cannabis industry in Canada is in a rapid phase of growth and is accelerating at an unprecedented rate. With often complex and difficult issues arising from an industry that is constantly changing and evolving, it is important that businesses in this sector have a legal team that understands the complexities of the cannabis marketplace and can provide sound and strategic legal advice.

At Torkin Manes, we advise early stage and mature companies regarding organization, raising capital, licensing, M&A, listing on a recognized stock exchange (by way of IPO, CPC transaction or reverse takeover) and the ongoing requirements of being a public company in this sector. We focus on clients in the mid-market who expect first class service and advice in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Torkin Manes has a team of multidisciplinary lawyers with knowledge and expertise in corporate finance, M&A, information technology, corporate governance, tax, corporate structuring, property leasing and real estate, employment & labour, fintech, litigation and regulatory matters. Our combined experience enables us to provide the necessary legal advice on a timely basis to ensure that our clients are well serviced and in a position to maximize their opportunities, especially in this ever changing cannabis landscape.

Publications & Presentations

Presentation

Litigating in the Legalized Cannabis Era

Ontario Bar Association's Institute — Litigating in a New Era
Feb 5, 2019
Article

Dude, where’s my data? The OPC’s privacy guidance to cannabis retailers and purchasers

Canadian Lawyer Online — IT Girl Column With much fanfare, recreational cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17, 2018. On December 17, 2018, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of C...
Jan 14, 2019
Presentation

What Canada has learned since October 17

Lift & Co.’s 4th annual Cannabis Business Conference
Jan 11, 2019
Article

Promotional problems — the challenge of promoting cannabis products, services and accessories

Grow Opportunity Magazine Everyone in the industry had fair warning that promoting cannabis products, services and accessories was going to be exceptionally difficult from a re...
Nov 28, 2018

News & Media

Firm News

Matt Maurer nominated as one of Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers

Canadian Lawyer Matt Maurer, vice-chair of our Cannabis Law Group, has been nominated as one of Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers for 2019. Matt...
Apr 24, 2019
Firm News

Matt Maurer nominated for Lawyer of the Year for the 2019 O’Cannabiz Industry Awards

2019 O’Cannabiz Awards Gala Matt Maurer of our Cannabis Law Group is nominated for Lawyer of the Year for the 2019 O’Cannabiz Awards Gala. The O’Cannabiz Industry Awa...
Apr 3, 2019
In the News

Torkin Manes recognized as the #1 ranked Ontario regional law firm by Canadian Lawyer

Canadian Lawyer We thank our clients, colleagues and peers for recognizing us with this distinguished honour.
Mar 4, 2019
In the News

Matt Maurer speaks to CBC News on the allegations toward Bonify Medical Cannabis

CBC News Ex-management of a Winnipeg-based cannabis producer hired a broker to buy what turned out to be illegal product and led Health Canada to pull the comp...
Feb 7, 2019

Events

Andrew Wilder to speak at The Business of Marijuana Conference in Michigan

Andrew Wilder of our Cannabis Law Group will be speaking at the The Seminar Group’s upcoming The Business of Marijuana in Michigan conferen...
Jun 21, 2019

Matt Maurer to speak at UCann2019 Conference in Toronto

Matt Maurer of our Cannabis Law Group will be speaking at the upcoming UCann2019 Conference, being held in Toronto on May 2nd from 8:00am - 6:00pm. Th...
May 2, 2019: 00:00

Matt Maurer to speak at the Global Meetings Industry Day in Toronto

Matt Maurer of our Cannabis Law Group will be speaking at the Global Meetings Industry Day on April 4th in Toronto. Global Meetings Industry Day ...
Apr 4, 2019

Matt Maurer to speak at The Business of Marijuana in Southern California Conference

Matt Maurer of our Cannabis Law Group will be speaking at the The Seminar Group’s upcoming The Business of Marijuana in Southern California conf...
Mar 28, 2019

Videos

Marijuana and the Canadian Workplace - Peter Straszynski – Torkin Manes LegalPoint Video

Peter Straszynski explains the workplace challenges of accommodating the legal use of marijuana for medical purposes, and recommends a number of steps...
Sep 22, 2016