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What's new in Cannabis Law

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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

Vlad Mihaescu to speak at the Brewers Lectures

Vlad Mihaescu Vlad Mihaescu will be speaking at the Brewers Lectures on "The Essentials of Cannabis Beverages," on September 22, 2021.
Sep 21, 2021

Matt Maurer listed 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 14, 2021

Matt Maurer spoke to BNN Bloomberg on legal cannabis consumption lounges

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, Co-chair of the Cannabis Law Group and Chair of the Franchise Law Group, spoke with BNN Bloomberg on legal cannabis consumption lounges.
Sep 9, 2021

Event Recap - Canadian Cannabis: What’s Next?

Matt Maurer On August 18, 2021 the Torkin Manes Cannabis Law Group, in partnership with Business of Cannabis, hosted over 130 members of the cannabis community. T...
Aug 24, 2021

AGCO looking to change rules and guidance surrounding inducements

Matt Maurer Starting today, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has launched a 30 day consultation with retail license holders and other stakehold...
Jul 23, 2021

Matt Maurer interviewed by Global News on a London, Ont. man who wants Canada to allow cannabis restaurants and cafes

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, Co-chair of the Cannabis Law Group and Chair of the Franchise Law Group, was interviewed by Global News on a London, Ont. man who wants C...
Jul 22, 2021

Matt Maurer quoted by The Globe and Mail

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, Co-chair of the Cannabis Law Group and Chair of the Franchise Law Group, was quoted by The Globe and Mail on the potential closures of ca...
Jul 19, 2021

Canadian Cannabis: What's Next?

Cannabis TM We are excited to announce that we have once again partnered with Business of Cannabis for Canadian Cannabis: What's Next? The event will be held on A...
Jul 5, 2021

Las Vegas is Legalizing Cannabis Consumption Lounges. What Future Takeaways Might There be for the Canadian Cannabis Industry?

Matt Maurer Many say that “anything goes” in Las Vegas, but that has not been true with cannabis. In fact, under existing law a cannabis establishment is prohibi...
Jun 23, 2021

How to avoid cannabis retail pitfalls

Matt Maurer I have been fortunate to work with a lot of clients over the past three years on cannabis sales license applications from quite literally coast to coa...
Jun 14, 2021

Torkin Manes Cannabis Group Lawyers Contribute to the First Edition of the Chambers Medical Cannabis & Cannabinoid Regulation 2021 Global Practice Guide

Siena Hilley Bland, Hunter Forman and Matt Maurer Torkin Manes Cannabis Group lawyers contributed the Canadian section of the first Chambers Medical Cannabis & Cannabinoid Regulation 2021 Global Pract...
Jun 8, 2021

Mississauga City Staff Report Sets the Stage for Cannabis Retail Opt-in to be Brought Back Before City Council on June 9

Matt Maurer A report to Mississauga City Council dated May 27, 2021 (the “Report”), by the City Manager has set the stage for the City of Mississauga to reconside...
Jun 7, 2021

Matt Maurer quoted by the Winnipeg Free Press on Province terminating retail agreement with urban reserve cannabis store

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, Co-chair of the Cannabis Law Group and Chair of the Franchise Law Group, was quoted by the Winnipeg Free Press on the Liquor, Gaming and ...
Jun 4, 2021

Andrew Wilder spoke with BofC Live on the cannabis sector right now

Andrew J. Wilder Andrew Wilder, Co-chair of our Cannabis Law Group, spoke with Jay Rosenthal of BofC Live on the current state of the Canadian cannabis sector.
May 31, 2021

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

Andrew J. Wilder and Siena Hilley Bland 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

Matt Maurer listed as a Global Top 200 Cannabis Lawyer by The Cannabis Law Report

Matt Maurer Congratulations to Matt Maurer, Co-chair of our Cannabis Law Group and Chair of our Franchise Law Group, who has been recognized as a Global Top 200 C...
May 12, 2021

The Value of Written Employment Contracts: Risk and Reward

Peter C. Straszynski 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

Matt Maurer to speak at Toronto Lawyers Association webinar

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer to speak at the Toronto Lawyers Association webinar titled, "Cannabis: Everything you Always Wanted to Know* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)" on...
Mar 29, 2021

An important tax strategy for cannabis business owners – Part 1

Ted Citrome One of the most common objectives of a successful business owner is to create an ownership structure which minimizes taxes and facilitates the transfe...
Mar 26, 2021

Event Recap - Cannabis Forward | Cannabis Beverages

Cannabis TM On March 24, 2021 the Torkin Manes Cannabis Law Group, in partnership with Business of Cannabis, hosted over 300 members of the cannabis community for...
Mar 25, 2021

Matt Maurer spoke with Marijuana Business Daily on the concern regarding leadership changes at the OCS

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, Co-chair of our Cannabis Law Group and Chair of our Franchise Law Group, spoke with Marijuana Business Daily on the concern regarding lea...
Mar 19, 2021

Matt Maurer quoted by Mugglehead Magazine on the poor disclosure of recreational cannabis sales data

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer spoke to Mugglehead Magazine on the poor disclosure of recreational cannabis sales data. This is frustrating for researchers trying to stu...
Mar 18, 2021

Matt Maurer was quoted by Business of Cannabis on Seth Rogen’s Houseplant marketing initiatives

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer was quoted by Business of Cannabis on Seth Rogen’s Houseplant marketing initiatives for the US market which could be viewed as non-complia...
Mar 17, 2021

Cross-Border Cannabis Event

Cannabis TM We are excited to announce that we have once again partnered with Business of Cannabis for their Cross-Border Cannabis event. As the march toward lega...
Mar 4, 2021

Cannabis Beverages: Still the Next Big Thing or Not So Much?

Matt Maurer and Vlad Mihaescu There has been much anticipation for new cannabis products since the Canadian government first announced that cannabis would be legalized for recreati...
Mar 3, 2021

Matt Maurer was quoted by CTV News

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, Co-chair of our Cannabis Law Group and Chair of our Franchise Law Group, was quoted by CTV News.
Feb 25, 2021

Cannabis Forward | Cannabis Beverages

Cannabis TM We are excited to announce that we have again partnered with Business of Cannabis for their March 2021 Cannabis Forward program. The program will dive...
Feb 19, 2021
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