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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

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
In the News

Andrew Wilder quoted in Marijuana Business Daily regarding a change to the Bermuda laws

Marijuana Business Daily Andrew Wilder, Chair of the Cannabis Law Group at Torkin Manes, was quoted in Marijuana Business Daily regarding a change to the Bermuda laws to allow...
Jan 4, 2019
In the News

Matt Maurer speaks to Canadian Lawyer about Canada's cannabis supply issues after legalization

Canadian Lawyer Canada is not alone in dealing with supply issues after legalization
Dec 6, 2018
In the News

Matt Maurer speaks to The Lawyer’s Daily on whether or not the U.S. government will eventually legalize cannabis nationwide

The Lawyer's Daily On Dec. 6, anyone will be able to smoke recreational pot legally in Detroit after Michigan voters approved a measure to legalize recreational marijuan...
Nov 28, 2018

Events

Matt Maurer to speak at the OBA's Litigating in a New Era program

Join Matt Maurer, vice-chair of our Cannabis Law Group, for his panel discussion on Litigating in the Legalized Cannabis Era at the Ontario Bar Associ...
Feb 5, 2019: 00:00

Matt Maurer to speak at 2019 Cannabis Marketing Summit in Toronto

Matt Maurer of our Cannabis Law Group will be speaking at the upcoming Cannabis Marketing Summit, being held on Thursday, January 17th in Toronto.&nbs...
Jan 17, 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