Cannabis workshop: Taking your Canadian cannabis company public & preparing for legalization

1 First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Suite 1600, Toronto, M5X 1G5 T: +1 416-862-7525 View in Google Maps

28 March 2019
08:00 - 11:00 EST
2.5 hours CLE/CPD

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Join Gowling WLG on March 28 for a cannabis workshop that will provide you with the information you need to take your Canadian cannabis company public, and to prepare for the upcoming era of legalization.

The first part of the workshop will offer an overview of how to go public in Canada with your cannabis assets. This will include a presentation from Richard Carleton, CEO of the Canada Securities Exchange (CSE), on its listing requirements, as well as an overview of the various structures for going public from Gowling WLG partner, Peter Simeon.

The second part of the workshop, Gowling WLG professionals will provide you with short, practical tips that are relevant to the era of legalization.

We hope you will join us for this very informative presentation.

*This program will count for up to 2.5 hours of substantive credits toward the mandatory CPD requirements of the Law Society of Ontario.


Time Activity
08:00 Registration & breakfast
08:30. Welcome & introductions
  Part 1: Taking your cannabis company public
08:35 Overview of various structures for going public and Canadian considerations for going public
Peter Simeon - Partner, Gowling WLG
08:55 CSE listing requirements and other CSE listing trends
Richard Carleton - CEO, Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE)
  Part 2: Preparing for the new era of legalization
09:15 Immigration issues
Lesley Love - Associate, Gowling WLG
09:35 Break
09:45 Municipal law
Michael Polowin - Partner, Gowling WLG
10:05 Intellectual property basics for the cannabis industry
Natalie Rizkalla-Kamel - Partner, Gowling WLG
10:25 Regulatory: Edibles, topicals, extracts, isolates/branding/Quebec issues
Lewis Retik - Partner, Gowling WLG
10:45 Q&A