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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

Article

Tenant Lease Considerations for Cannabis Retail Stores

The Ontario Government has moved to the next phase of its plan to license cannabis retail stores within the province with the most recent lottery addi...
Aug 23, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Second Lottery for Ontario Cannabis Retail Stores - What are the Rules and Strategies for Success?

Torkin Manes LegalPoint On July 3, 2019, the Ontario Government announced that it was moving to the next phase of its plan to license cannabis retail stores within ...
Aug 6, 2019
Jun 21, 2019

News & Media

Firm News

Torkin Manes shortlisted by Chambers Canada for the 2019 Regional Law Firm of the Year Award

Chambers Canada Torkin Manes is honoured to be shortlisted by Chambers & Partners in the category of Regional Law Firm of the Year for the 2019 Chambers Canada Aw...
Sep 18, 2019

Torkin Manes named Regional Law Firm of the Year at the 2019 Chambers Canada Awards

Chambers and Partners Torkin Manes is proud to announce that our firm has been recognized as the Regional Law Firm of the Year by Chambers and Partners at the 201...
Sep 17, 2019
In the News

Matt Maurer speaks to The Globe and Mail regarding the ongoing situation at CannTrust

Shares of CannTrust Holdings Inc. dropped 22 per cent on Wednesday, a day after The Globe and Mail reported both CannTrust’s chairman and chief ...
Jul 25, 2019
In the News

Matt Maurer speaks to CTV News about CannTrust’s response to Health Canada regarding their unlicensed crops and how they could count as ‘illicit cannabis’

CTV News The fate of CannTrust Holdings Inc. is in Health Canada’s hands after the cannabis company formally responded to the regulator’s finding that it was g...
Jul 23, 2019

Events

Andrew Wilder to speak at MJBizCon International in Toronto on September 5th

Andrew Wilder of our Cannabis Law Group will be speaking at MJBizCon International in Toronto on September 5th. Andrew will be speaking on a pane...
Sep 5, 2019

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

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