Full legalization of cannabis for recreational use is expected to occur in Canada on July 1, 2018. Since the enactment of the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations in 2016, the market for medical cannabis has expanded rapidly. Once the proposed Cannabis Act comes into force, the market for non-medical cannabis is expected to grow even faster and is expected to continue to evolve to accommodate the needs of this new industry.
At Devry Smith Frank LLP (DSF), our Cannabis Law Group provides industry participants and other stakeholders with a full range of legal services necessary to operate within the framework of Canada’s burgeoning cannabis industry. Our Cannabis Law Group is comprised of lawyers with multidisciplinary expertise who are able to provide advice on a host of matters including:
- Start-Up & Venture Stage Financings
- Initial Public Offerings & Reverse Takeovers
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Commercial Real Estate & Commercial Leasing for Grow-Ops
- Environmental Law
- Employment Law
- Intellectual Property and Trademark Law
- Landlord and Tenant Law
- Licensing and Distribution Agreements
- Municipal Law
- Regulatory and Administrative Law
- Tax Structuring and Planning
- Construction & Development
Why hire DSF?
The lawyers in our Cannabis Law Group bring comprehensive knowledge, expertise and experience in a wide range of practice areas impacting and intersecting within this new industry. From start-up, to business expansion, to financing, real estate and tax advice, DSF’s lawyers provide clients with the practical advice and legal services needed to succeed. We recognize that we are only as good as the results we deliver.
The lawyers at DSF are committed to service excellence. This commitment is something our clients have come to expect for more than 50 years, and which continues to be the cornerstone of our practice.