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Matt Maurer speaks to BNN Bloomberg about Health Canada's changes to the cannabis licensing process

Matt Maurer, vice-chair of our Cannabis Law Group, spoke to BNN Bloomberg about Health Canada's changes to the cannabis licensing process.

Health Canada is changing the way it issues cannabis industry licences in a move that will likely alleviate a bottleneck that observers attribute to a long-running shortage of legal pot in the country.

“This is a game changer,” said Matt Maurer, a cannabis lawyer with Torkin Manes LLP, in a phone interview with BNN Bloomberg.

“We go from a situation where if you wanted to submit an application, you submit your paperwork and you sit and wait to hear back from Health Canada,” he said. “Now you’re asked to build a $30-million to $40-million facility before you even submit your application.”

To read the complete article, please visit BNN Bloomberg.

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