The growing market for medical cannabis and its impending legalization and regulation for non-medical purposes in Canada has ignited a “green rush”. Many of the legal considerations being raised by ongoing developments in the industry are nothing new – they’re at the core of our firm’s experience.
McInnes Cooper provides quality legal services with a tactical approach to help existing stakeholders and new entrants realize opportunities presented by the rapidly growing cannabis market. We continue to be at the forefront of evolving workplace considerations, as well as legislative developments from all levels of government.
As financing activity soars, cannabis companies – both public and private – continue to grow their representation in the marketplace. Budding alongside emerging opportunities in this area are regulatory complexities and questions concerning the implications of the proposed governing framework for non-medical cannabis.
The knowledge of our dedicated cannabis group is rooted in experience with clients operating in the industry for cannabis for medical purposes and other highly regulated industries. Our lawyers act for industry players throughout the supply chain and across related fields, including banking and financial institutions, government bodies, and emerging start-ups. We get in on the ground level with our clients and their operations to inform our joint understanding of key issues that impact organizations looking to invest in, finance, produce, manufacture, distribute or sell cannabis products.
Our work spans the areas of corporate finance; mergers and acquisitions; employment and HR; litigation and class actions; property and construction matters; and insurance coverage issues.
We are a Partner member of the Cannabis Canada Association, which collectively represents the majority of Licensed Producers of cannabis for medical purposes. We act as catalysts to spark thoughtful discussion, frequently share our legal knowledge through regular publications and speaking engagements to help others stay current with key opportunities and developments, and leverage our network to help clients stay connected, drive value and participate in the ever-evolving cannabis industry.