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Matt Maurer joins Osgoode Hall Law School Cannabis Law and Regulation Program as a member of the Advisory Board and instructor

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer, co-chair of our Cannabis Law Group, joins Osgoode Hall Law School, York University's newly created Cannabis Law and Regulation certificat...
Feb 20, 2020

Matt Maurer speaks to Global News about Ontario seeking to expand its marijuana market

Matt Maurer It’s been 15 months since cannabis legalization and still in Ontario, almost a fifth of the population live in places where selling pot is illegal. As...
Feb 11, 2020

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

Matt Maurer and Breanna Young 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 11, 2020

Matt Maurer speaks to Global News about Ontario communities opting out of cannabis sales

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer of Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group, spoke to ​Global News about Ontario communities opting out of cannabis sales.
Feb 10, 2020

Jeffrey Simpson speaks to Marijuana Business Daily about struggling US cannabis companies

Jeffrey J. Simpson Jeffrey Simpson of Torkin Manes' Banking, Finance and Insolvency Group, spoke to Marijuana Business Daily about struggling US cannabis companies poten...
Feb 6, 2020

Event Recap - 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 hosted members of the cannabis community at the Toronto Region Board of Trade for a full day o...
Feb 5, 2020

Matt Maurer speaks to Global News about the markup price in relation to farm-gate cannabis retail

Matt Maurer This spring, Ontario will start to see farm-gate cannabis retail: much like a vineyard or brewery, customers will be able to go to a growing facility ...
Jan 28, 2020

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, ...
Jan 28, 2020

Matt Maurer speaks to Cannabis IQ about legally transporting cannabis

Matt Maurer Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group Co-Chair, Matt Maurer, was featured in the recent newsletter, Cannabis IQ – Global News.
Jan 27, 2020

Mexico Cannabis Update - 2019 Cannabis Year in Review

Cannabis TM This guest post was written by Luis Armendariz, Partner at CAAM Legal.
Jan 13, 2020

Matt Maurer speaks to Marijuana Business Daily about farm-gate retail

Matt Maurer Matt Maurer of Torkin Manes Cannabis Law Group said there is very little logic in having a provincial wholesaler involved in a farm-gate store.
Jan 8, 2020

Matt Maurer speaks to the Financial Post about the rush to buy out Ontario's first wave of cannabis retail lottery winners

Matt Maurer As a number of prominent cannabis retail chains are in the process of taking ownership control of Ontario cannabis retail stores held by the winners o...
Dec 19, 2019

Matt Maurer speaks to Business of Cannabis Live from MJBizCon 2019

Matt Maurer Cannabis Law Group Co-Chair, Matt Maurer was a guest on Business of Cannabis Live from MJBizCon 2019.
Dec 16, 2019

Ontario Officially Open For Cannabis Retail

Breanna Young and 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

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

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
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