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Matt Maurer was quoted in STRATCANN

Matt Maurer A small city in northern Ontario is looking to establish bylaws to control where people can grow cannabis, despite some concerns that such a bylaw cou...
Nov 17, 2022

Cannabis companies must brush up on the difference between litigation & arbitration

Matt Maurer When people negotiate and draft contracts, the dispute resolution section is often only considered in passing as the parties are more focused on the b...
Nov 17, 2022

Matt Maurer was quoted in the Financial Post

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer was quoted by the Financial Post about the OSC’s first court proceeding involving a publicly traded cannabis company.
Oct 18, 2022

Matt Maurer was quoted by STRATCANN

Matt Maurer The Ontario Cannabis store has launched a "Buy Legal” public education campaign to inform consumers about the difference between legal and illegal can...
Oct 4, 2022

Matt Maurer was quoted by The Lawyers Daily

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer was quoted about the federal government’s legislative review of the Cannabis Act in The Lawyer's Daily.
Sep 26, 2022

Costa Rican Legalization of Cannabis and Hemp- Part 1

Matt Maurer Costa Rica, well known for its slower pace of life, often affectionately known as “Tico Time”, has actually moved quite quickly in progressing on its ...
Sep 21, 2022

Turbulent times from the perspective of civil litigation

Matt Maurer I spent the first decade or so of my legal career practicing exclusively in the field of civil litigation. Today, I still maintain a busy civil litiga...
Sep 9, 2022

Matt Maurer recognized as a Global Top 200 Cannabis Lawyer

Matt Maurer Congratulations to Matt Maurer, Co-chair of our Cannabis Law Group and Chair of our Franchise Law Group, who has once again been recognized as a Globa...
Sep 1, 2022

Matt Maurer was quoted by MG Magazine

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer was interviewed by MG Magazine about what federal legalization of cannabis means for Costa Rica and the future for legalization in other c...
Aug 23, 2022

Legalization of Recreational Cannabis in Germany – The Consultation Process

Andrew J. Wilder In late 2021, the German government announced its plan to expand the legalization of cannabis to include recreational-use sales in Germany, which, sin...
Aug 19, 2022

Legal Matters: What you need to know about selling customer information as a cannabis retailer

Roland Hung, Lisa R. Lifshitz and Matt Maurer Roland Hung, Lisa R. Lifshitz, Matt Maurer, and Olivia Veldkamp were featured in Grow Opportunity.
Jul 28, 2022

Selling Personal Information as a Cannabis Retailer: What You Need to Know

Roland Hung, Matt Maurer and Lisa R. Lifshitz The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario recently published Guidance Document – Inducements Rules for Licensed Cannabis Retailers The Guidance Do...
Jun 9, 2022

Health Canada Approves Decriminalization of Small Amounts of Illicit Drugs for Personal Use in British Columbia

Ida Sherkat and Andrew J. Wilder In November 2021, the Province of British Columbia made a request to Health Canada for a section 56 exemption to the Controlled Drugs and Substances A...
Jun 1, 2022

The “return” of white labelling is a win-win-win for LPs, retailers and consumers

Matt Maurer Last summer, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) launched a consultation with industry stakeholders regarding the existing Registrar’s...
May 31, 2022

Andrew Wilder to speak at Washington State Bar Association's webinar about Global Trends in Psychedelic and Cannabis Law

Andrew J. Wilder Andrew Wilder to speak at Washington State Bar Association's webinar about Global Trends in Psychedelic and Cannabis Law
May 30, 2022

Matt Maurer was quoted by Leafly.

Matt Maurer What will US federal legalization mean for Canada’s cannabis industry? Matt Maurer was interviewed by Leafly. about what federal legalization of canna...
May 11, 2022

Legal Matters: quality assurance in cannabis

Matt Maurer When the editors of Grow Opportunity told me that this issue would be about quality assurance and sustainability, I had a bit of trouble thinking of h...
Apr 19, 2022

Matt Maurer to teach at Osgoode Professional Development Cannabis Law & Regulation Program

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, Co-chair of our Cannabis Law Group and Chair of our Franchise Law Group has been selected to teach at the Osgoode Professional Developmen...
Mar 16, 2022

Matt Maurer presents at the Festival & Events Ontario ENERGIZE Conference

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer spoke at the Festival & Events Ontario Energize Conference to discuss the laws around Cannabis and sponsorship.
Mar 10, 2022

“I will not comply” – In cannabis, you should

Matt Maurer Compliance is defined as the action or fact of complying with a wish or command. If you are working in the cannabis industry, compliance is a necessar...
Feb 28, 2022

Matt Maurer Spoke with BofC Live About Understanding Updated Ontario Guidelines for Cannabis Brands

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, Co-chair of our Cannabis Law Group, spoke with Jay Rosenthal of BofC Live.
Feb 24, 2022

Legal Matters: Outlawing non-compete clauses

Matt Maurer Non-competition clauses have been utilized by employers in employment agreements for a long time. Generally speaking, these clauses limit an employee’...
Feb 2, 2022

Consumption lounges: Manitoba re-opening round two cannabis consultations, part two

Matt Maurer and Siena Hilley Bland As noted in our first article in this series, in December 2021 Manitoba Justice Minister Cameron Friesen expressed that the Manitoba Liquor, Gaming an...
Jan 11, 2022

Consumption lounges: Manitoba re-opening round two cannabis consultations, part one

Matt Maurer and Siena Hilley Bland Over the past three years, the Canadian adult-use cannabis industry has continued to move through different phases of development. We began in “phase ...
Jan 10, 2022

Matt Maurer Spoke with BofC Live about the Year Ahead in Canadian Cannabis Law

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, Co-chair of our Cannabis Law Group, spoke with Jay Rosenthal of BofC Live.
Jan 5, 2022

New Brunswick to allow privately owned cannabis retail stores

Matt Maurer and Siena Hilley Bland Due to the division of legislative powers and responsibilities under the Canadian Constitution, the Canadian legal cannabis industry is governed and r...
Dec 15, 2021

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

Matt Maurer and Siena Hilley Bland 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

Andrew Wilder interviewed by The Globe and Mail

Andrew J. Wilder Andrew Wilder, Co-chair of our Cannabis Law Group, was interviewed by The Globe and Mail on why some of the largest cannabis companies have spent 2021...
Nov 16, 2021

Is this the end of cannabis retail clustering in Ontario?

Matt Maurer Let’s start this article with a bit of a history lesson. When the Ontario Government announced that it would be allowing private companies to own and ...
Nov 10, 2021

Matt Maurer spoke to Mike Farwell on CityNews Kitchener

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer spoke to Mike Farwell on CityNews Kitchener about the eleven cannabis retailers opening in downtown Kitchener.
Nov 4, 2021

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

Matt Maurer 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

Matt Maurer wrote an article for Cannabis Retailer

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer wrote an article for the August issue of Cannabis Retailer on regulator disputes.
Sep 29, 2021
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