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Cannabis Law

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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

Jun 21, 2019
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

News & Media

In the News

B.C. slow to call for infused cannabis products — Matt Maurer speaks to Marijuana Business Daily as launch date nears

Marijuana Business Daily With fewer than 100 days to go before the launch of Canada’s hotly anticipated infused cannabis market, British Columbia’s government-run ...
Jul 15, 2019
In the News

Matt Maurer speaks to The Leaf about unlicensed crops and how they could count as ‘illicit cannabis’

The Leaf Cannabis News Cannabis grown in unlicensed rooms by cannabis producer CannTrust could meet the legal definition of “illicit cannabis,” lawyers say, but&...
Jul 11, 2019
In the News

Matt Maurer speaks to the Financial Post about Health Canada’s changes to the cannabis licensing process

Financial Post Matt Maurer, vice-chair of our Cannabis Law Group, spoke to the Financial Post about Health Canada’s changes to the cannabis licensing process t...
May 9, 2019

Torkin Manes’ Cannabis Law Group Successfully Assists on 25% of All Ontario Retail Cannabis License Applications

The Torkin Manes Cannabis Law Group is pleased to announce that it has successfully assisted on one quarter of all of the Ontario retail cannabis lice...
Apr 30, 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