The cannabis industry is rapidly changing. In Canada, the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) and the anticipated legalization of recreational cannabis by 2018 have presented many opportunities both for producers of cannabis and a wide range of ancillary industries.
Our team's vast experience in this new frontier allows us to guide our clients through both the regulatory framework for legalized marijuana and its implications on the marketplace, and provide practical legal solutions for financing, accessing capital markets, IP, real estate, branding, celebrity endorsements and other related legal matters to help businesses succeed.
We have been helping clients who are entering or expanding in this market navigate a wide range of complex issues and act as corporate and securities counsel for various private and public companies in the cannabis industry, including licensed producers and late stage applicants under the ACMPR. Our lawyers have acted on various matters including licensing, financings, M&A, go-public transactions and in the capacity of underwriters'/agents' counsel on equity and debt financings completed for cannabis companies.