Brazeau Seller Law’s CannaLaw® group has been advising cannabis industry participants since the inception of the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations in 2013. Throughout the process of establishing and structuring a cannabis business, assembling a team, raising capital, and building out a licensed site, our lawyers view every step through both a business and regulatory lens. We guide applicants seeking to become licensed cannabis producers and work closely with their team of consultants to streamline application processing by the Office of Medical Cannabis. Once licensed, we help cannabis producers ensure that they are following (and anticipating) regulatory requirements as they continue to evolve.
We have a broad range of experience assisting clients with buying, selling, financing and structuring their business entities. From simple incorporations and shareholders agreements to the most sophisticated and complex governance structures, financings and merger and acquisition transactions, we combine our in-depth understanding of the cannabis industry with our business law expertise to provide our clients with practical and professional advice.
Our comprehensive knowledge of the industry and its key players, as well as the emerging and ever-changing regulatory regime, enables our clients to react quickly to new opportunities, including new channels of sale, an expanding scope of permissible products and (soon) the cultivation and processing of cannabis for non-medical (consumer) sale purposes.
Our cannabis team is also preparing employers for the legalization of cannabis by creating and updating substance-use and human rights’ accommodation policies, and advising on rights and obligations relating to cannabis use in the workplace. Given its well-respected expertise in the industry, BSL is uniquely positioned to assist cannabis businesses with their labour and employment matters.