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Hunter Forman to speak at The Cannabis Alliance Summit

Hunter Forman ​Hunter Forman, of Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group, to speak on a panel regarding out of state funding at The Cannabis Alliance Summit on September 2...
Sep 17, 2020

Matt Maurer recognized by Chambers & Partners

Matt Maurer Congratulations to Matt Maurer, Co-chair of our Cannabis Law Group and Chair of our Franchise Law Group, who has been recognized by Chambers & Partner...
Sep 10, 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

Matt Maurer speaks to BNN Bloomberg about licence delays for cannabis retail stores that are trying to open

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, of Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group, spoke to BNN Bloomberg about licence delays for cannabis retail stores that are trying to open.
Aug 25, 2020

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

Matt Maurer and Andrew J. Wilder 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

Matt Maurer to teach Retail and Franchising Section of Osgoode Hall Law School Cannabis Law and Regulation Program

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, co-chair of our Cannabis Law Group, joins Osgoode Hall Law School at York University's newly created Cannabis Law and Regulation certific...
Aug 17, 2020

Matt Maurer spoke with Jay Rosenthal on BofC Live

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, of Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group, spoke with Jay Rosenthal on BofC Live. They discuss the recent Torkin Manes and Business of Cannabis...
Aug 4, 2020

Torkin Manes Becomes Official Law Firm of Business of Cannabis

Cannabis TM Torkin Manes LLP announced today they have become the Official Law Firm of the Business of Cannabis. Business of Cannabis is the preeminent B2B canna...
Jul 23, 2020

Matt Maurer to moderate a panel at the New Heights Virtual Canna-Tourism Summit

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer to moderate a panel on overcoming regulatory barriers at the New Heights Virtual Canna-Tourism Summit on July 29, 2020.
Jul 20, 2020

Legal Matters: Regulatory and business challenges of COVID-19

Matt Maurer and Vlad Mihaescu The impact of COVID-19 has been felt in a multitude of industries, and Canadian cannabis producers are no exception. Cannabis retail stores have had s...
Jul 9, 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

Matt Maurer appeared on BofC Live with Jay Rosenthal

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, of Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group, spoke with Jay Rosenthal on BofC Live. They discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the industry and the ...
Jun 30, 2020

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

Vlad Mihaescu, Matt Maurer and Andrew J. Wilder 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 24, 2020

Matt Maurer speakes to Marijuana Business Daily on cannabis retail store authorizations

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, of Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group, spoke with Marijuana Business Daily on cannabis retail store authorizations.
Jun 23, 2020

Matt Maurer spoke to Mugglehead on cannabis marketing restrictions

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, of Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group, spoke to Mugglehead on cannabis marketing restrictions.
Jun 16, 2020

Matt Maurer speaks to CTV News

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, of Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group, spoke with CTV News on the strength of the retail cannabis market during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 12, 2020

Matt Maurer speaks to Lexpert about how the cannabis industry is beginning to face more litigation

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, of Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group, speaks to Lexpert about how the cannabis industry is beginning to face more litigation.
Jun 11, 2020

Matt Maurer speaks to Lexpert about how legalization of recreational cannabis has created a whole new market

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, of Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group, speaks to Lexpert about how legalization of recreational cannabis has created a whole new market.
Jun 10, 2020

Vlad Mihaescu speaks at the Ontario Bar Association's Cannabis Law Primer

Vlad Mihaescu Vlad Mihaescu spoke at the Ontario Bar Association's Cannabis Law Primer on June 10, 2020.
Jun 10, 2020

Matt Maurer speaks to Yahoo Finance on cannabis sales

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, of Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group speaks to Yahoo Finance on cannabis sales during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 8, 2020

Matt Maurer was a guest on the Disrobed Podcast

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, of Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group, was recently a guest on the Disrobed Podcast. He spoke on the evolving landscape of the cannabis ind...
Jun 8, 2020

Manitoba Announces Expansion of Cannabis Retail Market

Vlad Mihaescu and Andrew J. Wilder 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

Matt Maurer speaks to Grow Opportunity about Health Canada's policy change

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer speaks to Grow Opportunity about Health Canada's policy change.
May 20, 2020

Nova Scotia Court of Appeal Decision a Big Interim Win for Organigram

Cannabis TM 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

Regulatory and Business Challenges to Cannabis Producers during COVID-19

Matt Maurer and Vlad Mihaescu The impact of COVID-19 has been felt in a multitude of industries, and Canadian cannabis producers are no exception. Whereas cannabis retail stores ha...
Apr 28, 2020

Matt Maurer speaks to Marijuana Business Daily on farm-gate cannabis to launch post-pandemic

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, of Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group, speaks to Marijuana Business Daily on farm-gate cannabis to launch post-pandemic.
Apr 23, 2020

Matt Maurer speaks to The London Free Press on cannabis businesses being deemed essential

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, of Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group, speaks to The London Free Press on cannabis businesses being deemed essential.
Apr 17, 2020

Matt Maurer speaks to The GrowthOp on the government's handling of alcohol and cannabis during COVID-19

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, of Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group, speaks to The GrowthOp on the government's handling of alcohol and cannabis during COVID-19 revealin...
Apr 17, 2020

Matt Maurer speaks to AHLOT on cannabis being deemed essential

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, of Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group, speaks to AHLOT on cannabis being deemed essential.
Apr 15, 2020

Matt Maurer speaks to Marijuana Business Daily on cannabis curbside pickup and home delivery

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, of Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group, speaks to Marijuana Business Daily on cannabis pickup and delivery.
Apr 9, 2020

Matt Maurer speaks to Marijuana Business Daily on the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario pausing new store authorizations

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, of Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group, speaks to Marijuana Business Daily on the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario pausing new store...
Apr 9, 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
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