Topics include:
  • When cannabis businesses should seek out legal advice.
  • The LERC and how it will apply to cannabis startups.
  • The legality of CBD dog treats and general restrictions and regulations for CBD products.
  • Lack of consistency in enforcing cannabis advertisements.
Some questions answered:
  • At what point should a cannabis startup obtain legal advice?
  • What is a law enforcement record check and how will it affect a startup cannabis business?
  • CBD dog treats are sold in many stores across Canada. How is this legal and what regulations are there for CBD products?
  • Who exactly enforces the regulation standards of cannabis advertisement and what are the specific ramifications for the offense?
  • Are there any legal risks when showing personal cannabis use online?

Mark Asfar

Momentum Law

Mark Asfar is a lawyer at Momentum Business Law, a corporate/commercial law firm headquartered in Ottawa with a second office in Toronto. The firm provides a range of business-related legal services to start ups, small businesses, and enterprises. Mark is a part of the firm’s cannabis business practice group, and advises licensed producers, retailers, consultants, and prospective cannabis entrepreneurs on regulatory requirements, corporate law, and other business matters.

Trina Fraser

Brazeau Seller Law

Trina, co-managing partner at Brazeau Seller Law, is an effective problem solver and trusted advisor to her clients. While having a broad business law background, Trina’s area of expertise is cannabis law. As head of BSL’s CannaLaw® group, Trina has emerged as a leading practitioner in cannabis law in Canada and is often called upon for comment and opinion. The 2019 Chambers Canada guide ranks Trina as a Band 1 lawyer in Cannabis Law.

Trina represents licensed cannabis cultivators, processors, medical sellers, adult-use retailers and ancillary cannabis industry service providers. She also advises the cannabis industry association Cannabis Council of Canada (C3).

Trina is a registered trademark agent and provides counsel to her clients in protecting their intellectual property.

She studied at Queen’s University, where she earned Bachelor of Commerce and Juris Doctor degrees.

Advocacy and community involvement are very important to Trina. She sits on the board of directors of Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), as well as Ottawa-based charity The Snowsuit Fund.

Harrison Jordan

Harrison Jordan Law

Harrison Jordan is a Toronto-based cannabis lawyer, helping individuals, small businesses, and Cannabis Act applicants in Canada’s burgeoning cannabis industry. He also enjoys writing articles about cannabis news and business through Leafly and other industry outlets.

Matt Maurer

Torkin Manes

Matt Maurer is a Partner and the Vice-Chair of Torkin Manes LLP's Cannabis Law Group. He is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer in the Litigation Group with over a decade of experience advocating on behalf of his business clients.
Matt provides business and regulatory advice to a range of cannabis industry stakeholders, including licensed producers, producer applicants, owners of businesses that provide ancillary services to the cannabis industry, entrepreneurs with start-up aspirations and foreign businesses looking to enter the
Canadian market or enter into partnerships with established Canadian cannabis businesses. Matt prides himself on staying abreast of developing cannabis-related legislation at the federal, provincial and municipal levels across the entire country which allows him to service clients throughout Canada and internationally.


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