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Matt Maurer speaks to Cannabis IQ about sending cannabis in the mail

Matt Maurer Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group Co-Chair, Matt Maurer, was featured in the recent newsletter, Cannabis IQ – Global News.
Dec 10, 2019

Matt Maurer Selected to Judge Marijuana Business Daily Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada

Matt Maurer Torkin Manes LLP is pleased to announce that Cannabis Law Group Co-Chair Matt Maurer was selected by MJBizDaily to be a judge for the MJBizDaily Award...
Dec 6, 2019

Join us on February 4, 2020 at Cannabis Retail: Everything You Need to Open a Store or Build a Retail Brand in a Post-Lottery World

Cannabis TM On February 4, 2020, the Torkin Manes Cannabis Law Group, along with a select group of industry experts from the fields of cannabis banking, finance, ...
Dec 2, 2019

The Torkin Manes Cannabis Law Group is pleased to be acting for WeedMD in connection with strategic combination with Starseed Holdings Inc.

Cannabis TM WeedMD Inc., a federally-licensed producer and distributor of medical-grade cannabis, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement da...
Dec 2, 2019

Matt Maurer's Slaw eBook is now available on CanLII

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer's Slaw ebook on Cannabis Law is now available on CanLII.
Nov 28, 2019

Matt Maurer and Carrie Levitt speak to Cannabis IQ about young people participating in cultivation activities

Carrie Levitt and Matt Maurer Matt Maurer and Carrie Levitt are featured in the recent newsletter, Cannabis IQ – Global News.
Nov 25, 2019

Matt Maurer speaks to Lexpert about the first year of legalized recreational cannabis

Matt Maurer As recreational cannabis comes to its first anniversary, Lexpert magazine checked in with co-chair of Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group, Matt Maurer.
Nov 18, 2019

Hunter Forman to speak at Cannabis Law Day in Toronto

Hunter Forman Join Hunter Forman at the upcoming Cannabis Law Day presented by Ontario Bar Association. Hunter will present on the topic Retail Considerations&...
Nov 12, 2019

Hunter Forman to speak at The Lucrative Business of Marijuana Seminar in Washington State

Hunter Forman Join Hunter Forman at the upcoming Lucrative Business of Marijuana seminar presented by The Seminar Group. Hunter will present on the topic of Canadia...
Nov 11, 2019

Matt Maurer Named a 2019 Lexpert Rising Star

Matt Maurer Torkin Manes is pleased to announce that Matt Maurer has been selected as a 2019 Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyers Under 40. Matt is Co-chair of th...
Nov 9, 2019

Andrew Wilder speaks at Cannabis Cover Masterclass 2019 in Toronto

Andrew J. Wilder Andrew Wilder moderated a panel discussion on Specialized Risk and Coverage at the Cannabis Cover Masterclass 2019 on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019. ...
Nov 7, 2019

Matt Maurer speaks to Empathy North about the direction of the cannabis industry in their first White Paper

Matt Maurer The demand for cannabis products and the entire services sector that is being built around them is well-documented.  However, we also see that th...
Nov 6, 2019

Ontario Superior Court Upholds Broad Non-Competition Clause Against Former Aphria CEO

Matt Maurer and Breanna Young By Matt Maurer and Breanna Young Based on the interpretation given to a non-competition agreement in a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Co...
Nov 5, 2019

Matt Maurer speaks to the Ottawa Citizen about a First Nation dispensary eligible for provincial cannabis retailer license

Matt Maurer “(Politicians) basically said if you don’t shut down your store before Oct. 17 (2018) you will never get a licence,” says Matt Maure...
Nov 4, 2019

Torkin Manes sponsors Queen's Law Alumni Panel: Cannabis in Canada - A Year in Review

Cannabis TM Last week, Torkin Manes sponsored the Queen's Law Alumni Event Cannabis in Canada - A Year in Review.  It’s been one year since recrea...
Oct 29, 2019

Matt Maurer speaks to The GrowthOp about cannabis in the western provinces

Matt Maurer With the Liberal party staying in Parliament Hill as a minority government, talks of western provinces separating from Canada are growing. The movemen...
Oct 25, 2019

Matt Maurer speaks to The GrowthOp about the increase in sales of retail cannabis across Canada

Matt Maurer The east and west coasts are reaping some of the largest gains in Canadian retail cannabis sales according to the latest figures from Statistics Canad...
Oct 23, 2019

Matt Maurer speaks to The Star about Canada's first year of cannabis legalization

Matt Maurer It was the advice given many times to maiden pot users, emboldened by Canadian legalization to take their first tokes over the past year: “Start...
Oct 15, 2019

Torkin Manes to sponsor Queen's Law Alumni Event Cannabis in Canada - A Year in Review

Cannabis TM Torkin Manes is proud to sponsor the upcoming Queen's Law Alumni Event Cannabis in Canada - A Year in Review, taking place on October 17th.&...
Oct 11, 2019

Matt Maurer speaks to Global News on the impact of grey market cannabis sellers deeply undercutting the legal market

Matt Maurer Online grey market cannabis sellers are competing with the legal market by undercutting it and offering deep volume discounts, data rel...
Oct 9, 2019

Matt Maurer speaks to Marijuana Business Daily on Aleafia Health's intention to cancel supply agreement with Aphria

Matt Maurer Toronto marijuana company Aleafia Health intends to cancel a supply agreement with Aphria, citing a “consistent failure” to meet its oblig...
Oct 9, 2019

Andrew Wilder speaks to Marijuana Business Daily on 48North’s purchase of US cannabis company — signals major shift by TSX Venture Exchange

Andrew J. Wilder The TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) appears to be easing its opposition toward Canadian cannabis companies buying U.S. marijuana businesses. The move woul...
Oct 4, 2019

Andrew Wilder and Matt Maurer at the Future Cannabis Strategies North America Conference

Andrew J. Wilder and Matt Maurer Join Andrew Wilder and Matt Maurer at the upcoming Future Cannabis Strategies North America, where they will moderate a roundtable discussion on ...
Sep 26, 2019

Matt Maurer speaks to Global News about why LP's can't offer new varieties

Matt Maurer Some of the lack of choice is rooted in a compromise made to get the recreational market up and running quickly. Legislators wanted to eliminate the b...
Sep 18, 2019

Matt Maurer speaks to Marijuana Business Daily about CannTrust's cannabis license suspension by Health Canada

Matt Maurer Citing noncompliance with Canada’s federal cannabis law and regulations, embattled producer CannTrust says it has received a Notice of License S...
Sep 17, 2019

Strategies for success in the coveted cannabis retail licence application

Matt Maurer and Andrew J. Wilder Andrew Wilder and Matt Maurer of our Cannabis Law Group write about the recent lottery held in Ontario in the latest issue of Grow Opportunity Magazin...
Sep 13, 2019

Andrew Wilder quoted in InvestingNews.com on Canadian retail challenges in the cannabis industry

Andrew J. Wilder During a panel at the recent MJBizConINTL in Toronto, players in the cannabis industry discussed the current state of the retail market as more stores...
Sep 10, 2019

Andrew Wilder to speak at MJBizCon International in Toronto on September 5th

Andrew J. Wilder Andrew Wilder of our Cannabis Law Group will be speaking at MJBizCon International in Toronto on September 5th. Andrew will be speaking on a pane...
Sep 4, 2019

Matt Maurer speaks to The Star about the strategies cannabis brands may have used for the lottery

Matt Maurer Of 2,078 applications in Tuesday’s provincial lottery for the chance to apply for new pot shop licences in the GTA, five winners proposed the sa...
Aug 23, 2019

Matt Maurer speaks to Global News about the most recent cannabis retail lottery

Matt Maurer As promised, the names of 42 applicants across Ontario who won a lottery that may allow them to open a cannabis store were announced Wednesd...
Aug 23, 2019

Tenant Lease Considerations for Cannabis Retail Stores

Kenneth Beallor By Kenneth Beallor The Ontario Government has moved to the next phase of its plan to license cannabis retail stores within the province with the most ...
Aug 23, 2019

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

Andrew J. Wilder and Matt Maurer By Andrew Wilder and Matt Maurer On July 3, 2019, the Ontario Government announced that it was moving to the next phase of its plan to ...
Aug 6, 2019
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