Canada’s Cannabis Act: Annotation & Commentary

2019/2020 Edition, Russell Bennett

Russell’s first book, Canada’s Cannabis Act: Annotation & Commentary helps readers analyze the rules and limits of the new federal Act and Regulations. Published by LexisNexis Canada, it identifies relevant case law and the underlying legislation used to draft the Cannabis Act.

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Russell Bennett is an Expert 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.

Prior to practising law, Russell was a filmmaker, who directed and produced the documentary STONED: Hemp Nation on Trial. Stoned followed the trial of Chris Clay, who faced four life sentences for selling cannabis seeds and clones from his London, Ontario store, Hemp Nation, the first hemp store in Canada. Stoned premiered on CBC Newsworld and was nominated for Best Political Documentary at HotDocs International Documentary Film Festival.


Cannabis Law offers criminal, quasi-criminal and civil litigation services to help cannabis businesses and individuals protect and defend themselves.

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Cannabis Law offers business law services to help businesses and entrepreneurs form solid plans within the legal framework that will protect and help them thrive.

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Cannabis Law offers licensing services to help businesses cultivate, process, distribute, sell, research and develop cannabis and cannabis products.

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How do we eliminate the cannabis black market? License it.

There’s a bad joke going around the cannabis industry: “What’s the difference between licit and illicit cannabis?”. Punchline: “A licence.”

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