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Cannabis Law

The lawyers in the Cannabis Law Group at Minden Gross LLP bring together broad experience in a variety of skill sets to offer cannabis industry stakeholders a complete range of legal services, particularly in regulatory ​counsel, business advice, and legal advocacy​ - from start-up, to management, to sale. We know the industry and the law and work in partnership with our clients to achieve creative and effective solutions for their business needs. Our knowledge and expertise in starting a business, corporate finance, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, tax and wealth management, litigation, property leasing, and real estate enables us to provide clients with the legal services needed to succeed in Canada’s cannabis industry.

We provide legal advice and services to industry stakeholders located around the world and routinely provide advice to foreign entities looking to enter the Canadian cannabis market. Our clients include start-ups, established businesses, licensed producers, importers and exporters, governments, landlords and landowners, and financial institutions, among others.

Recent Publications:

Matt Maurer publishes "Ontario Becomes First Province to Pass Cannabis Legislation" on Canada Cannabis Legal

Matt Maurer and Whitney Abrams publish "Provincial Adult-use Cannabis Plans: What we know so far"

Matt Maurer publishes "Canadian Cannabis Proposed Licensing System Revealed" on Slaw

Matt Maurer quoted in Ottawa Citizen on how the cannabis industry should be allowed to promote itself

Matt Maurer quoted in on the House of Commons passing Bill C-45

Convenience Stores Association Lobbies Government For Permission to Sell Cannabis

Staff Report Urges Halifax Government to Prepare Legal Framework For Retail Cannabis Dispensaries

Toronto may tax Cannabis sales at Municipal level

OPSEU’s Faulty Arguments for Government-Owned Cannabis Retail

Recreational Cannabis in the U.S.A: Colorado

Recreational Cannabis in the U.S.A: Oregon

Provincial Cannabis Legislation Update: Northwest Territories Looking at Fall Legislation / Manitoba Looking at 2018

Storefront Cannabis Retail Coming to Edmonton?

Minorities Given Preferential Access to Cannabis Business Licenses Under D.C. Law

Canada leads the world in legal demand for cannabis

You want to be listed on the TSX? Make sure your governance plans includes diversity

Coast to Coast Provincial Cannabis Legislation Update

Canada’s Proposed Cannabis Act: Highlights From Bill C- 45

Obtaining Licenses and Permits Under the Cannabis Act: What We Know So Far

Cross-Border Cannabis Markets: A Primer for Businesses and Investors

Canadian Pharmacists Association hopes Canadian Provinces follow Uruguay with cannabis pharmacy sales

Cannabis Advertising and the Cannabis Act; What is Lifestyle Advertising?

Canada’s Cannabis Act: A High Level Overview

Nova Scotia Human Rights Board Orders Employee Insurance Plan To Cover Medical Marijuana Expenses 

Canadian Government Affirms Commitment to Legalize Cannabis by June 1, 2017​ 

Health Minister Signals Legal Age for Canadian Cannabis Consumption May be Less Than 21 Years Old 




Cannabis Law Legal Disclaimer

The information provided on the Minden Gross LLP website (the "Website"), specifically any portion related to cannabis or cannabis law, is made available by our law firm for personal educational purposes only as well as to offer general information and a general understanding of the law, not to provide specific legal advice. The Content of the Website, Minden Gross LLP-affiliated blogs, or social media do not constitute legal advice or a legal opinion. If you wish to obtain legal advice, please contact a member of Minden Gross LLP or your own qualified legal professional.

All Content provided on the Website is governed by Minden Gross LLP’s Legal Disclaimer at By using our Website or by communicating with us electronically, you understand that there is no attorney-client relationship between you and Minden Gross LLP until the firm agrees to act for you and that representation is confirmed in a retainer agreement or retainer letter in accordance to Minden Gross LLP policies.

In addition, cannabis and related products remain a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act, and, unless otherwise regulated for production and distribution for medical purposes, is subject to offences under that Act. Possessing and selling cannabis for non-medical purposes is still illegal everywhere in Canada and nothing contained on this Website or in any Minden Gross LLP-affiliated blogs or social media is intended to assist in any way with violation of applicable law.

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