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Technology, Privacy, and Regulation In An Evolving Industry

Matt Maurer and Roland Hung Business of Cannabis In 2018, the Canadian government enacted the Cannabis Act (the “Act”), providing legal access to cannabis and mechanisms to control and regulate its p...
Mar 3, 2023

What you need to know about New Brunswick’s new retail regulations

Matt Maurer and Siena Hilley Bland Business of Cannabis To date, and as matters currently stand, Cannabis NB, a subsidiary of the New Brunswick Liquor Corporation, is the only legal retailer of recreational...
Dec 2, 2021

Ontario government moves to outlaw non-competition clauses in employment agreements

Matt Maurer Business of Cannabis Non-competition clauses have been utilized by employers in employment agreements for a long time. Generally speaking, these clauses limit an employee’...
Nov 1, 2021

Reflections and Trends to Look for Since the Legalization of Recreational Cannabis in Canada

Andrew J. Wilder and Siena Hilley Bland Business of Cannabis In October 2018, Canada became the second country in the world to legalize the production, use and sale of recreational cannabis. In the approximately...
May 27, 2021

The Value of Written Employment Contracts: Risk and Reward

Peter C. Straszynski Business of Cannabis Whether you are a start-up or a well-established enterprise, and whether you are hiring your first or your hundredth employee, written employment cont...
Apr 6, 2021

To Co-Pack or Not to Co-Pack?

Matt Maurer and James Leech Business of Cannabis In 2018, on the precipice of cannabis legalization in Canada, Deloitte published a report which surveyed Canadian attitudes and response to the legali...
Jan 26, 2021
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United States Federal Cannabis Reform on the Horizon

Andrew J. Wilder and Vlad Mihaescu Cannabis reform in the United States is poised to progress as the Democrats now control the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the presidency. ...
Jan 7, 2021
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Composition of the U.S. Congress and Cannabis Reform

Andrew J. Wilder and Vlad Mihaescu On Saturday, November 7, 2020, the U.S. election was decided and, subject to President Trump’s legal challenges to the election, former Vice President...
Nov 10, 2020
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U.S. Election and Legalization of Cannabis in Various States

Andrew J. Wilder and Vlad Mihaescu Yesterday the United States presidential election took place, however the final results have not yet been determined and at this point a winner is sti...
Nov 4, 2020

Consolidation in the cannabis retail space: Are you ready?

Andrew J. Wilder and Jonathan Mahoney The Lawyer’s Daily It has been just over two years since recreational cannabis has been legalized in Canada. Each province and territory was charged with setting up the ...
Nov 4, 2020
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Cannabis and the U.S. Election

Andrew J. Wilder and Vlad Mihaescu With the United States presidential election just days away, American voters are also deciding on the potential future of the legal cannabis industry....
Oct 30, 2020
Oct 23, 2020

Mergers and Acquisitions in the Cannabis Retail Space

Andrew J. Wilder and Jonathan Mahoney Business of Cannabis The end of the lottery process in Ontario and the opening-up of cannabis retail to the public at the beginning of 2020 has led to many more cannabis r...
Sep 22, 2020

Cannabis Update: AGCO Doubles Rate of Retail Store Authorization Issuance

Andrew J. Wilder and Vlad Mihaescu As of September 1, 2020, Ontario cannabis retail operators are permitted to hold up to 30 retail store authorizations (“RSAs”), permitting them to ope...
Sep 2, 2020

Cannabis Retail: What's currently going on and what can we expect on the horizon?

Matt Maurer and Andrew J. Wilder Business of Cannabis In less than two years since the legalization of recreational cannabis, there are currently over 1,000 cannabis retail stores open for business across...
Aug 24, 2020

Israel Takes the Next Steps Towards Legalizing Recreational Cannabis

Andrew J. Wilder and Jonathan Mahoney Israel is considered one of the global leaders in medical cannabis research and innovation. In 1964, Professor Raphael Mechoulam of the Hebrew Univers...
Jul 6, 2020

Andrew Wilder, Matt Maurer and Vlad Mihaescu to speak on a Legal Primer on Cannabis in Canada and the US

Andrew J. Wilder, Vlad Mihaescu and Matt Maurer Andrew Wilder, Matt Maurer and Vlad Mihaescu will be speaking on, "A Legal Primer on Cannabis in Canada and the US" presented by Ally Law.
Jun 25, 2020
Jun 10, 2020

Manitoba Announces Expansion of Cannabis Retail Market

Andrew J. Wilder and Vlad Mihaescu Manitoba has announced that it will again be opening up and expanding its cannabis retail store licensing in the Province. This is the first opportuni...
May 27, 2020
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Nova Scotia Court of Appeal Decision a Big Interim Win for Organigram

Matt Maurer and Christoph Pike Last week the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal partially overturned the certification of a class action lawsuit against Organigram Inc. and its parent comp...
May 5, 2020
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Ontario Government Issues Emergency Order to Re-Open Cannabis Stores

Matt Maurer and Vlad Mihaescu Since our previous article on this topic, the Ontario Government has removed cannabis retail stores from the list of essential workplaces. The cannabi...
Apr 8, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Health Canada Makes Numerous Cannabis Operational Adjustments to Deal with COVID-19

Matt Maurer and Vlad Mihaescu Federally licensed cannabis producers received guidance from Health Canada this week regarding new regulatory measures that will be taken as a result ...
Mar 27, 2020
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