We know what licences and authorizations you need to start-up your cannabis business, how to obtain them, and how to keep them in good standing so you can keep your business running. We know what makes a commercial cannabis space regulation-friendly and how to save you time and money in making your selection (visit our checklist of preliminary leasing steps for tenants and landlords in the cannabis industry). As business, real estate, and estates lawyers, we also know how to help you efficiently organize, maintain, reorganize, and even buy and sell your company; confidently enter into agreements with third parties; avoid liability and mitigate risk; and protect your business investments through thoughtful estate planning.

We offer a suite of legal services to “budding” and established cannabis retailors including:

  • Incorporation, governance, and reorganizations;
  • Partnership Agreements and Shareholder Agreements;
  • Cannabis Act & Cannabis Control Act compliance;
  • Regulatory compliance;
  • Applications for Retail Operator Licence (ROL);
  • Application for Retail Store Authorizations (RSA);
  • Application for Retail Manager Licence;
  • Health Canada labelling and packaging compliance;
  • AGCO training compliance;
  • Retail Store Pre-Authorization Inspection compliance;
  • Franchise Agreements and disclosure;
  • Commercial leasing;
  • Real estate purchases and sales;
  • Business purchases and sales; and
  • Estate planning.