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Ontario Scales Up Privately Owned Cannabis Retail Store Locations

10th December 2018

On October 17, 2018, Canada legalized recreational cannabis country-wide.  It wasn’t until November 27, 2018 that the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (“AGCO”) issued its guidelines as to what is involved for private entities to obtain a retail store license to operate in Ontario.  In this article we provide a high level view of…

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Coming to ‘GRIPs’ with Imminent Changes to the Taxation of Passive Investment in Canada

4th December 2018

By Millie Bojic Per the Canadian government’s 2018 Federal Budget, Canadian-controlled private corporation (“CCPCs”) and their investment income will be impacted effective on or after January 1, 2019 – in particular, certain changes to the Refundable Dividend Tax On Hand (“RDTOH”) regime. CCPCs are private corporations in Canada that are not controlled, directly or indirectly, by…

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Understanding Shareholder’s Agreements

27th November 2018

By Millie Bojic When do you need a Shareholder’s Agreement? A shareholders’ agreement is a contract between some or all of the shareholders of a company. Typically, you need a shareholder agreement: When you have more than one stakeholder in the business (whether friend, family, or business partner) and need to lay out the terms…

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New Data Privacy Laws in California

21st November 2018

By Shirin Movahed California is a sought after consumer market.  It is a consumer society that is home to Hollywood and all of the celebrities and stars that come with it.  The ability for a Canadian brand to ‘make it’ in California will likely dictate global success.  Moreover, with a population of over 39 million,…

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Canada Tax on Cannabis is…Taxing

13th November 2018

By Millie Bojic Since the legalization of cannabis in Canada as of October 17, 2018, cannabis producers and investors are set to gain traction full-swing in this burgeoning industry. As the only G7 country legalizing cannabis to date, all eyes are on the Canadian government and the implementation of its taxation and regulatory regime on…

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Understanding the Difference between an Independent Contractor Agreement and a Non-Disclosure Agreement

4th November 2018

At Froese Law, we try to steer clear of legalese.  We prefer to discuss legal matters with our clients in a language that we can all understand, but sometimes those pesky legal acronyms sneak in.  One of the common questions we get from our clients is: what’s the difference between an IDA and an NDA?…

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How to Score High in Branding your Cannabis Company

30th October 2018

The official launch of the cannabis industry in Canada has created huge potential.  However, it is important to note that the industry is not without its controversies and is a highly regulated industry.  In fact, the government has acknowledged that the industry will be treated as a hybrid between the tobacco and alcohol industries. .…

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Expanding into the US with a Sales Agent

17th October 2018

By Shirin Movahed If you’re looking to make moves in the retail space, especially if you don’t have boots on the ground in those markets or limited capacity, retaining the services of a sales agent is a smart decision.  But with any third party relationship, it is important to ensure that your relationship is set…

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Understanding Canada’s Cannabis Industry

3rd October 2018

The legalisation of cannabis is a huge milestone, not just for Canada but for the rest of the world.  Canada has become only the second country in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise the recreational use of cannabis at a federal level.  More importantly, however, Canada is the first G7and G20 country to legalise cannabis…

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Protect Your Competitive Advantage with Non-Disclosure Agreements

8th July 2018

Every single business, regardless of whether it is a start-up or a multi-national corporation, owns some kind of confidential information, whether that be their customer list, marketing plan, financial data, or even a sales or investment deck. In order to ensure that your business’s private information is protected, every business whether big or small should…

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