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Apr 18, 2019: 11:00 - 12:00

How to Thrive in the Canadian Cannabis Retail Market

Sherri M. Altshuler and Jeremy D. Burke Canada’s cannabis retail market is experiencing a surge of companies and individuals who want to be at the forefront of this budding industry. With different retail structures ranging from full privatization to government-run cannabis stores, various opportunities exist across the country. Where are the most accessible regions within Canada to open a legal cannabis retail shop? How do you secure a licence and what regulatory obligations and business considerations should you be aware of?

Join our panel of esteemed experts as they discuss the Canadian cannabis retail market and give you some insight on how to succeed, while navigating through the red tape.

Topics include:

Regulatory landscape and other legal considerations for entering the cannabis retail market

What are the regulators really focused on when reviewing an application?

How has this affected Ontario candidates and impacted their participation in the retail market?

What are the prohibitions around marketing, branding, promotions and communications for the cannabis industry?

What are some of the creative compliance and market entry strategies that cannabis retailers can pursue?


External Speakers: 

Ashley Chiu - Cannabis Strategic Growth and Risk Leader, Ernst & Young Inc.
Neal Claassen - Director, Business Strategy, Seven Point Interiors
Karen Fung - VP, Transaction Advisory Services and Restructuring, Ernst & Young Inc.

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