medical marijuana  

 

Medical marijuana businesses are booming in Canada, after recent legislation including 2016’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulation came into effect. McMillan is on the leading edge of these developments, helping clients who are entering or expanding in the market as growers, retailers, supporters or technology providers with comprehensive legal services required for businesses to operate in the industry.

McMillan’s Medical Marijuana Industry Group is made up of lawyers who understand the laws, regulations and business landscape in Canada. Our professionals provide valuable legal solutions for financing, accessing public markets, licensing and regulation, employment law, workplace issues, and intellectual property to help businesses succeed in this new and evolving industry.

McMillan professionals help clients lead by:

  • Structuring financing arrangements through private equity, public markets, and venture capital
  • Assisting with regulatory approvals
  • Advising on mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
  • Assisting with labelling, advertising and distribution matters
  • Designing customized employment agreements and workplace policies in compliance with applicable laws
  • Reviewing confidentiality provisions in employment agreements
  • Assisting with patents, trademarks, licensing, outsourcing and strategic alliances
  • Counsel for Harvest One Cannabis Inc. in its acquisition of ACMPR Licensed Medical Cannabis Producer and Swiss Medical Cannabis-Based Health Products company. The transaction was valued at approximately $50 million (inclusive of acquisition cost and retirement of debt).
  • Counsel for iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. in connection with a $20 million bought deal private placement of 8% unsecured convertible dibentures
  • Counsel for Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX-V) in connection with $15 million convertible debenture offering.
  • Counsel for Aurora Cannabis Inc. in connection with $23 million convertible debenture offering.
  • Counsel for Aurora Cannabis Inc. in connection with $60 million bought deal private placement. 
  • Counsel for iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (CSE) in connection with a $20 million bought deal short form prospectus and concurrent $1.5 million non-brokered private placement. The financing was the first bought deal offering to be completed on the Canadian Securities Exchange.
  • Counsel for iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. in connection with $5.8 million asset acquisition.
  • Counsel for Lifestyle Delivery Systems Inc. (CSE) in connection with reverse takeover of Canna Delivery Systems Inc. 
  • Counsel for OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (TSX-V) in connection with $29.3 million reverse take-over transaction financing.
  • Counsel for OrganiGram Holdings Inc. in connection with $10.4 million bought deal short form prospectus financing. 
  • Counsel for OrganiGram Holdings Inc. in connection with $23 million bought deal short form prospectus financing. 
  • Counsel for OrganiGram Holdings Inc. in connection with $40.3 million bought deal short form prospectus financing. 
  • Counsel for Saber Capital Corp. (TSX-V) in connection with qualifying transaction and current $21.6 million financing with Emblem Corp. 
  • Counsel for Saber Capital Corp. in connection with $2 million short form offering document.
  • Counsel for various Capital Pool Companies (TSX-V) in connection with qualifying transactions and associated financings.
  • Regularly provide advice to various clients on regulatory, labelling, advertising and distribution matters. 
  • Regularly provide advice to various clients on workplace issues, including employment agreements and preparing workplace policies. 
  • Regularly provide advice to various clients on intellectual property matters.