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Aird & Berlis provides a broad range of services to participants in the fast-growing legal cannabis industry. The current medicinal marijuana industry is a maze of complex regulation and legislative ambiguity, with those participating in the space forced to navigate social and political uncertainty while trying to build a business, while the emerging recreational cannabis market will be similarly uncertain.

In the face of this ambiguity, our team of experienced lawyers provides a solid platform for growth. Our knowledge and expertise in corporate finance, corporate governance, tax, corporate structuring, intellectual property, litigation and real estate enables us to provide our clients with the legal services needed to succeed in Canada’s cannabis industry.

Aird & Berlis is at the forefront of this rapidly evolving market, and we are actively preparing clients for the opening of the recreational market in Canada and advising on the development of product lines and by-products leveraged from this emerging industry.

We have substantial experience serving producers, distributors, healthcare organizations and other cannabis industry participants, and an excellent grasp of the industry and the needs of our clients. Utilizing our corporate finance expertise, we help clients to take their business to the next level by assisting with financing and go-public transactions, including initial public offerings, reverse takeovers and qualifying transactions, as well as resulting public listings on the TSX, TSXV and CSE. We also advise established clients on regulatory compliance and import/export matters.

Aird & Berlis has substantial cross-border transaction and structuring experience. We recently took the first South American recreational producer public in Canada through a brokered private placement and subsequent qualifying transaction, and are currently involved with several go-public deals for companies involved in the U.S., Canadian and international cannabis industries.

 

Recent Developments

Publications Article Nov 17, 2017 Cannabis Excise Duties
Publications Article Nov 17, 2017 Ontario Moves Closer to Marijuana Legalization
Publications Article Oct 12, 2017 Leasing to Cannabis Businesses
Publications Newsletter Oct 06, 2017 Doing Business in Canada - October 2017
Publications Newsletter Aug 16, 2017 The Cannabis Act and Residential Tenancies
Publications Article Jul 11, 2017 Supply Crunch in Canadian Marijuana Market
Publications Newsletter Jun 08, 2017 Decriminalization vs. Legalization: The Cannabis Act
Publications Presentation Apr 22, 2017 Presentation - Cannabis and Pets: What you need to know