With complex and difficult issues arising from a rapidly evolving Cannabis industry, it is important that businesses in this sector have a legal team that understands the Cannabis marketplace, and can provide sound and strategic legal advice and guidance. Miller Thomson’s Cannabis Industry Group understands the current legal and regulatory framework, and can assist your Cannabis business in complying with federal and provincial requirements to establish a reliable foundation for long term security and growth. Our team can not only manage legal compliance for existing business lines but grow with your future business opportunities.
We offer Cannabis businesses with counsel on numerous matters, including:
- Business law and transactional services, including contract drafting, contract negotiation, contract review and other operational issues
- Cannabis business formation including corporate formation, partnership and shareholder agreements, purchase agreements, mergers and acquisitions, employment agreements and other management related issues
- Regulatory compliance and advice with respect to Health Canada’s regulations, municipal bylaws and ordinances, and guidance on agricultural and environmental issues through production, harvesting and operations
- Patent and Trademark advice with respect to protecting proprietary interests in innovative and new technologies
- Public relations support in relation to representing your interests before the city, city planners, and administrative appeals regarding licenses
- Civil and criminal litigation for all matters relating to charges for violation or infringement of legislation, product liability and other administrative charges
Gerald Chipeur provides opinion for Senate Committee on constitutionality of Bill S-230
On December 1, 2016, Gerald Chipeur, QC testified before the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee of the Senate in Bill S-230, An act to amend the Criminal Code (drug-impaired driving). The Senate of Canada is considering legislation to authorize oral...
Stephen Torscher and Teri Treiber speak at the HR Undefined Event on Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace
Stephen Torscher and Teri Treiber present at the HR Undefined 2018 event put on by CPHR Alberta on Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace on April 11, 2018.
Francis Trifiro speaks at the Journée stratégique sur le financement et les sûretés by Open Forum Ouvert
Francis Trifiro will give the Conference “Légalisation du cannabis au Canada : enjeux juridiques et d’affaires des emprunteurs, des prêteurs et autres intervenants dans un contexte de financement” during the Journée stratégique sur le financement et les sûretés, organized by...
Sandra Gogal speaks at the 2018 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo
Sandra Gogal presents “The Growing International Cannabis Industry: Insights on Canadian and Australian Markets” at the 2018 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo. This panel will focus on the budding market landscape in the U.S., Canada and Australia, as well...
Amy Groothuis and Jon Danyliw present “Cannabis 101: Cannabis and the Workplace: Realities, Rights and Responsibilities”
“Cannabis 101: Cannabis and the Workplace: Realities, Rights and Responsibilities” is a seven city tour hosted by Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce: Regina – March 19 Saskatoon – March 22 Prince Albert – March 27 North Battleford – March 28 Swift...
Sandra Gogal speaks at Canadian Cannabis business Conference
Sandra Gogal speaks on a legal panel discussing “Compliance, Governance and Excellence: Product Safety and Liability, Risk Mitigation and Protecting IP” at the Canadian Institute’s Canadian Cannabis Business Conference.
Gerald Chipeur, Q.C. speaks on Medical Marijuana – The New Regulatory Landscape in Canada
September 15, 2017 – Gerald Chipeur, Q.C. speaks on the subject of Medical Marijuana – The New Regulatory Landscape in Canada at the 2017 CLEAR Annual Educational Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Sandra Gogal speaks at cannabis law conference
Sandra speaks at and chairs the Canadian Cannabis Business Week program at the Canadian Institute’s “Cannabis Law & Regulations” conference.
Sandra Gogal speaks at cannabis business conference
Sandra Gogal speaks on a legal panel discussing “What Are the Possible Business Models for Canada’s Cannabis Business – And How to Develop Sustainable Business Strategies” at the Canadian Institute’s Canadian Cannabis Business Conference.
Marijuana Legalization in Canada: Employers, Are You Ready?
Miller Thomson is pleased to invite you to a breakfast seminar where our labour law lawyers, in collaboration with Jean-Marc Schanzenbach, Commanding Officer of the Montreal police service (SPVM), will provide practical advice for managing marijuana in the workplace. Please...
Miller Thomson 2018 Saskatoon Construction Law Conference
Please join us on Friday, April 13, 2018, for a half day conference intended for all construction and real estate sector stakeholders and keep apprised of the most recent developments in your industry. Our speakers will discuss related industry topics...
Miller Thomson 2018 Regina Construction Law Conference
Please join us on Thursday, April 12, 2018, for a daylong conference intended for all construction and real estate sector stakeholders and keep apprised of the most recent developments in your industry. Our speakers will discuss related industry topics which...
The Cannabis Industry and the Canadian Capital Markets: A Discussion of Recent Events and Future Developments
Please join us for our first informal discussion of the recent capital markets events affecting Canadian listed issuers. Featuring guest speakers from Canaccord Genuity and CannaRoyalty Corp. and Miller Thomson partner Sandra Gogal, a thought leader and frequent speaker on...
Marijuana in the Workplace Seminar
Thomas Duke and Liza Wold host a complimentary breakfast seminar on Marijuana in the Workplace on Tuesday, June 20 2017. Join us for this informative session covering the following topics: • Introduction to Marijuana in the Workplace: Primer and Issues for Employers • Marijuana and The Duty to Accommodate...
Emerging Issues in the Workplace
Miller Thomson’s Vancouver Labour & Employment group hosts a complimentary seminar where we will discuss new and emerging legal issues in employment law relating to: Medical and Recreational Marijuana Use; Employer Liability for Bad Faith and other Damages from Improper...
Travel and Admissibility to the United States after the Enactment of Canada’s new Cannabis Legislation
Non-Americans who are “inadmissible” are not permitted by law to enter or remain in the United States—whether it be as visitors, students or workers. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) sets forth “General Classes of Aliens Ineligible to Receive Visas...
CSA Provides Clarification to Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities
On February 8, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”), the umbrella organization of Canada’s provincial and territorial securities regulators, published CSA Staff Notice 51-352 (Revised) Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities (the “Revised Notice”), which sets out the CSA’s latest...
TSX Clarifies Application of its Requirements to Marijuana Issuers with US Activities
Issuers Deemed in Violation of U.S. Laws Could Face Delisting Review Background On October 16, 2017, the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) issued a staff notice (the “October Notice”), providing guidance on and clarification regarding the application of certain of its...
The Cannabis Act: Highlights of Bill C-45
The federal government introduced the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) on April 13, 2017 to legalize and regulate the production, distribution, sale, and possession of cannabis in Canada. [If/when] the Cannabis Act is passed, adults will be able to legally possess...
Green Organic Dutchman completes $132 million IPO
Counsel to the syndicate of agents co-led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and PI Financial Corp.
Trigen Resources and Bliss Co Holdings complete reverse takeover; Supreme Cannabis makes strategic investment
Counsel to Trigen Resources Inc.
Alliance One International acquires 80% stake in Goldleaf Pharm
Counsel to Goldleaf Pharm Inc.
Private lender advised on credit facility to Alberta-based ACMPR licensed producer of cannabis
Counsel to the lender
Level Ten Inc. becomes strategic streaming partner to Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp.
Counsel to Level Ten Inc.
Delta 9 Cannabis closes $23 million bought deal financing
Counsel to a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp
DOJA Cannabis closes $17.25 million bought deal private placement of convertible debenture units
Counsel to a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp.
Delta 9 Cannabis closes reverse takeover and concurrent financing
Counsel to the agent Canaccord Genuity Inc.
Ravencrest closes Alberta Green Biotech acquisition
Counsel to Alberta Green Biotech Inc.
Invictus MD closes $25 million bought deal private placement
Counsel to the underwriters