Our practice focuses on cannabis, psychedelics, tobacco, liquor, and vaping law, and we stay abreast of developments in the law to provide reliable advice.
We Obtain Licences For Clients
One of our proudest accomplishments is helping business owners obtain licences - including AGCO licences.
Serving 500+ Clients & Counting
Hundreds of clients have walked through our doors seeking legal advice, regulatory compliance assistance or help obtaining licences.
Cannabis Act Legal Matters • Open & Start a Dispensary in Toronto, G.T.A., or Ontario • Applications to obtain Retail Operator License (ROL) & Retail Store Authorization • (RSA) with the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) • Health Canada Labelling and Packaging Compliance • Ontario AGCO Budtender Training • Pre-Authorization Inspection Compliance Audits • Consultations for Individuals, Dispensaries, Accessories Brands & Small Businesses • Incorporations for Businesses • Drafting & Reviewing Agreements such as Employment Agreements and Franchise Agreements
NOTE: May include referrals to vetted third law firms, consultants, and other parties.
About our law firm
Harrison Jordan is a lawyer and consultant with a focus on Canadian legal matters related to regulated industries - cannabis, psychedelics, liquor, tobacco, and gaming law. He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School where he enrolled in a broad range of public and private law courses.
Harrison worked under prominent Canadian industry lawyers Alan Young and Paul Lewin. After completing his articles at Lewin & Sagara LLP, Harrison opened his practice, where he advises individuals and small businesses with respect to the Cannabis Act and the law of 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 industry news outlets, including Leafly, Civilized, and Lift News.
Harrison also practices law related to NFTs (non-fungible token), and more info can be found at The NFT Lawyer.
The law firm on the cutting edge.
We have a strong focus on regulated industries, and can't wait to help you.
Harrison Jordan understands the nuance of the laws and can help guide you through:
• Cannabis Act
• Access to Cannabis For Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) and other regulations
• Retail Store Licences
• Municipal Zoning By-law Compliance
• Apply for Toronto or Ontario Dispensary Licence Application
• Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Narcotic Control Regulations, and Food and Drugs Act.
• Smoke Free Ontario Act
• Gaming Control Act
• Tobacco and Vaping Products Act
• Excise Act
• Food and Drugs Act
• Food and Drug Regulations
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
We have worked with great criminal lawyers in the ;eld 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.
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 ;gured out.
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.
Clients Say That
Harrison knows this industry and its regulations like the back of his hand. He is clear and concise and seems to make good use of the billed hours.
Appreciate that I was responded to promptly and effectively. Was really hard to get to speak with someone (my own lawyer didn't call back) and this firm called back and answered my questions. Clear as rain. Will call for a consult if further advice is needed. Thx guys.
Timely, courteous and reliable. I'd hate to run Ideal Buds Inc without you in my corner 🙂
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Our Latest News
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