Cannabis

Canada

From determining the best strategy for financing to complying with evolving regulations, cannabis companies in Canada face unique hurdles in what's fast become a highly competitive industry. To succeed, you need a legal partner that fully understands your company, the Canadian cannabis industry and the complex legal environment in which you operate.

At Gowling WLG, our professionals have extensive experience advising Canadian cannabis companies on multiple fronts, including with respect to public listings, financings, mergers and acquisitions, business development, licensing, product regulatory issues and distribution requirements. Whatever your needs, we have the talent and insight to help you advance in this dynamic sector.

In tune with your industry

Gowling WLG has worked closely with a number of Canada's leading cannabis companies and other companies supporting the Canadian cannabis industry over the past several years, advising on everything from initial public offerings to real estate and product regulatory matters. Our professionals have unique perspective into the various issues and opportunities the sector faces, as well as a nuanced understanding of the emerging regulations that will govern it.

Helping you grow

We have extensive experience leading issuers, investment dealers and strategic investors through complex corporate finance and M&A transactions resulting in the listing of private Canadian cannabis companies — including by way of initial public offering or reverse take-over/qualifying transaction, private and public mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity financing transactions.

Making sense of regulation

From product liability and consumer protection issues to intricate matters involving licensing, distribution, packaging and labelling, our professionals can help you navigate the legislative and regulatory framework surrounding cannabis in Canada — including in relation to the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), the Cannabis Act and other government agency approvals.

Comprehensive service offering

With 18 offices around the world and industry-leading expertise across a number of practice areas — including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, product regulatory, intellectual property, tax, real estate, advertising, and employment and labour law — we have the talent you need, where you need it, to take your business to the next level.

Contact us

To learn more about how Gowling WLG can help you succeed in Canada, please contact any member of our team.