Who We Are

Harrison Jordan practices Canadian cannabis & psychedelics law, with an emphasis on regulatory & compliance matters.

Harrison  graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School, completed his articles at Canadian cannabis & psychedelics law firm Lewin & Sagara LLP and was called to the Ontario bar in 2018. His current focus is on cannabis retail store matters related to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (the AGCO).

About Us

Harrison Jordan is a Toronto-based lawyer and consultant focusing on Canadian legal matters related to the cannabis plant – and more recently psychedelics & psilocybin law. He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School where he enrolled in a number of commercial and public law courses.

Harrison worked under prominent Canadian industry lawyers Alan Young and Paul Lewin. After completing his articles at psychedelics and cannabis law practice Lewin & Sagara, Harrison opened his practice, where he advises individuals, small businesses and Licensed Producer applicants with respect to pertinent laws with respect to cannabis and other psychoactive substances.

Upon graduating from law school, Harrison Jordan acted as a freelance writer for the industry, sharing insights through news articles for some of the country’s most prominent outlets, including LeaflyCivilized, and Lift News. His written pieces focus on the legal, regulatory and business climate of the sector in Canada, illuminating in plain English the complexities that the industry brings with it.

Harrison is also the co-founder of PR agency Alan Aldous, through which he has helped Canadian cannabis companies achieve their digital marketing and copywriting goals – with a key emphasis on Search Engine Optimization results.

Harrison Jordan understands the nuance of the laws and can help guide you through:

• Access to Cannabis For Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR)
• Industrial Hemp Regulations
• Cannabis Regulations & Drug Licence
• Retail Store Licenses
• Municipal Zoning By-law Compliance
• Apply for Toronto or Ontario Dispensary Licence Application
• Controlled Substances & Drugs Act/Food and Drugs Act licences, including Dealers Licences

Business Law

Incorporation, trademark, business consulting and corporate documents with respect to Canadian sector-specific companies.

Regulatory Law

We know regulations and understand the regulatory challenges facing licensed producers (LPs) as well as pre-license applicants under the Cannabis Act & Regulations.

Criminal Law

Do your company’s planned activities constitute a prohibited criminal act under the law? We’ll advise you of the legal avenues, if available, to conduct your business.

Tax Law

Every commercial producer or packager requires a separate Licence from the Canadian Revenue Agency, which we can assist in obtaining.

Frequently Asked Questions

‘What is a “security clearance” and will I be able to obtain one?’

For those applying to Health Canada to cultivate, produce, process, package or sell cannabis, key personnel will need to obtain a “security clearance” from Health Canada. Get in touch with us today to determine if you will able to obtain security clearance and how to best structure your organization otherwise.

‘Can I legally produce and sell my cannabis product?’

That depends on what form of cannabis you want to work with, and whether you want to produce or just sell it. In Ontario and other provinces, parties can apply to operate a private retail cannabis space, while production is subject to an arduous federal application process with Health Canada.

‘Can I start a private dispensary in Toronto or Ontario?’

Yes! The Ontario Government now allows private entities to apply to obtain the Retail Operator Licence and Retail Store Authorization permits needed to sell through a storefront in Toronto or elsewhere in Ontario. You need to meet strict requirements, and the capital costs can be intensive. You will need to work with architects, security planners, and business planners, and we have all of that figured out.

‘I’ve been arrested for a marijuana offence under the Cannabis Act, Cannabis Control Act or Cannabis Licence Act. Can you help?’

We have worked with great criminal lawyers in the field who practice solely on cannabis matters. If we cannot help you with your matter, we will put you in touch with a lawyer that knows both criminal and cannabis law.

‘Do I need a license to cultivate, produce, or sell medical and non-medical?’

The licence you will have to obtain depends on what step of the process you would like to take part in and whether it is for medical or non-medical purposes. To produce, you will need a production licence from Health Canada as well as a licence from the Canada Revenue Agency.

From our Blog

Here you can find some of our latest blog posts, written by lawyer Harrison Jordan.