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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

Significant details about Ontario cannabis retail revealed by provincial government

Yesterday, the Ontario Government released a number of significant details about Ontario cannabis retail.
Nov 15, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Retail Cannabis in Ontario - What Will Be Required to Obtain a Retail Store?

Torkin Manes LegalPoint The Current Landscape in Ontario October 17th, 2018 marked a historic moment for Canada as the federal Cannabis Act came into effect, legalizing recre...
Oct 30, 2018
Presentation

Cannabis Opportunities and Legal Issues

2018 Ally Law Americas Regional Meeting
Oct 29, 2018
Article

Ontario Passes Provincial Cannabis Legislation

Yesterday marked a historic moment for Canada as the federal Cannabis Act came into effect, legalizing cannabis across the nation.
Oct 18, 2018

News & Media

Matt Maurer quoted in the Toronto Star about Canada’s cannabis shortages

Toronto Star Matt Maurer, vice-chair of the Cannabis Law Group at Torkin Manes, was quoted in the Toronto Star about the current cannabis shortages and how they ar...
Nov 9, 2018
In the News

Andrew Wilder speaks to Marijuana.com about why the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is afraid of Canadians doing business with American cannabis companies

Marijuana.com Andrew Wilder, Cannabis Law Group Chair, was quoted today in Marijuana.com’s article that considers why the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) afraid of Can...
Oct 18, 2018
In the News

Matt Maurer Quoted in the Ottawa Citizen on marketing practices of licensed producers

Ottawa Citizen Matt Maurer, Cannabis Law Group Vice-Chair, was quoted today in the Ottawa Citizen in its article “Cannabis companies ramp up marketing as Healt...
Oct 12, 2018

Matt Maurer speaks to CBC regarding Canadian cannabis industry professionals’ ability to travel to the United States

CBC News Cannabis law group Vice-Chair Matt Maurer was interviewed by the CBC today for its article “Canadian pot industry workers will be able to enter U.S. f...
Oct 12, 2018

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