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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
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Potential Franchisors Beware: The Powerful Statutory Rescission Remedy

Matt Maurer As a result of the existence of Ontario’s franchise legislation (the concisely named Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (the “Act”)), fra...
Jun 7, 2021
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch: Taking Deposits Under the Arthur Wishart Act

Matt Maurer and Taryn Meyer While established franchisors often have years of franchise fees, royalty payments and advertising fund contributions to fund their ongoing operations...
Feb 8, 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

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

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
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Ontario Court of Appeal Rules Franchisees are not Necessarily Obligated to Deliver Rescission Notice Prior to Suing Franchisors

Matt Maurer and Taryn Meyer If a franchisee wishes to rescind its franchise agreement, in what form can the franchisee provide notice? Courts had previously held that the notice ...
May 21, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

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

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

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

Cannabis Retail and COVID-19

Matt Maurer and Vlad Mihaescu Both the Ontario and Quebec governments have issued orders to suspend and close all non-essential business operations in their respective provinces. T...
Mar 24, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Ontario Government Contemplating Licensing Cannabis Consumption Establishments and Issuing Cannabis Special Occasion Permits

Matt Maurer As part of the province of Ontario’s transition to an open cannabis market, the Ontario government announced on February 10, 2020, that it is seeking ...
Feb 10, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Ontario Officially Open For Cannabis Retail

Matt Maurer The Ontario Government dropped a cannabis bombshell on the province and the Canadian cannabis industry yesterday when it announced that dramatic and s...
Dec 13, 2019

Edibles: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities

Andrew J. Wilder and Matt Maurer Future Cannabis Strategies North America, Roundtable
Oct 3, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

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

Andrew J. Wilder and Matt Maurer 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
Mar 28, 2019

Litigating in the Legalized Cannabis Era

Matt Maurer Ontario Bar Association's Institute — Litigating in a New Era
Feb 5, 2019

What Canada has learned since October 17

Matt Maurer Lift & Co.’s 4th annual Cannabis Business Conference
Jan 11, 2019

Promotional problems — the challenge of promoting cannabis products, services and accessories

Matt Maurer 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
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