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The legalization of cannabis raises important legal and commercial issues with the United States, the consequences of which cannot be ignored.

On October 17, 2018, Canada will legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Several companies perceive this regulatory change as a market full of business opportunities. Although legal in Canada, this legalization raises important legal issues with our American neighbour. While some states have legalized the use and distribution of cannabis, anything surrounding the use and commercialization of cannabis remains illegal under US federal law and anyone who possesses, uses, or participates in the distribution or sale of cannabis is committing a crime.

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Our multidisciplinary team combines expertise in labour law, municipal law, real estate, intellectual property and business immigration to help you face the challenges of this industry. BCF assists Canadian and foreign companies, shareholders, directors, managers and employers by advising them on the legal and commercial impacts of legalizing cannabis.

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