Who We Are

Harrison Jordan practices Canadian cannabis law, with an emphasis on legal and regulatory matters related to the cannabis plant.

Harrison understands Canadian cannabis laws and regulations. He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School, completed his articles at Canadian cannabis law firm Lewin & Sagara LLP and was called to the Ontario bar in 2018.

About Us / Lawyers

Harrison Jordan is a Toronto-based lawyer focussing on legal matters related to the cannabis plant. He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School where he enrolled in a number of commercial and public law courses.

Harrison worked under prominent Canadian cannabis lawyers Alan Young and Paul Lewin. After completing his articles at Lewin & Sagara, Harrison opened his practice, where he advises individuals, small businesses and Licensed Producer applicants with respect to Canada’s cannabis laws.

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

Harrison is also the co-founder of marketing agency The Big Toke, through which 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 Canadian marijuana laws and can help guide you through:

• Access to Medical Cannabis Regulations (ACMPR)
• Industrial Hemp Regulations
• Cannabis Regulations
• Cannabis Drug Licence
• Retail Store Licenses
• Municipal Zoning By-law compliance for Commercial Cannabis Facilities in Ontario
• Apply for Toronto or Ontario Dispensary Licence Application

Business Law

Incorporation, trademark and business documents with respect to Canadian cannabis companies.

Regulatory Law

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

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 of cannabis requires a “Cannabis 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 legally I 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 application process with Health Canada.

‘Can I start a private cannabis 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 cannabis in a a storefront in Ontario 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 Controlled Drugs and Substances 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 cannabis?’

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 or cultivate any kind of cannabis, you will need a production licence from Health Canada as well as a cannabis licence from the Canada Revenue Agency.

From our Blog

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

BREAKING: A Harrison Jordan Law Client Has Received Their Cannabis Retail Operator Licence (ROL) from the AGCOOpen A Dispensary Now