Experienced Cannabis Lawyer in Toronto

Russell Bennett, B.Sc., LL.B., founded the law firm Cannabis Law on April 20, 2018 to give cannabis businesses the tools to plan and protect themselves.

Cannabis Law is a full-service, one-stop legal shop offering the following services

  • licensing
  • corporate matters
  • employees
  • criminal charges
  • regulatory and by-law issues
  • intellectual property
  • land use planning
  • taxes
  • director liability and
  • partner/shareholder issues.

Check out Russell’s first book, Canada’s Cannabis Act: Annotation & Commentary, which identifies the relevant case law and underlying legislation used to draft the Cannabis Act, helping people analyze the rules and limits of the Act and the Regulations. It is published by LexisNexis Canada.

Russell is also a filmmaker, having directed and produced the documentary STONED: Hemp Nation on Trial, about the trial of Chris Clay, Canada’s first hemp store owner in London, Ontario, who was arrested for selling cannabis seeds and cuttings, and who faced four life sentences. Stoned premiered on CBC Newsworld and was nominated for Best Political Documentary at HotDocs International Documentary Film Festival.


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