Navigating Uncertainty: COVID-19 Guidance for the Cannabis Industry (Cassels Webinar)

Navigating Uncertainty: COVID-19 Guidance for the Cannabis Industry (Cassels Webinar)


The COVID-19 pandemic has left the cannabis community feeling uncertain with no clear roadmap ahead. Critical decisions need to be made quickly and it’s important to understand that actions taken today will impact your business now and in the future.

On May 13, 2020, Cassels and the Canadian Securities Exchange provided an update on changes in the cannabis industry due to COVID-19 in a 90 minute webinar. Experts provided their insights into the unprecedented issues caused by the pandemic and provided best practices for protecting a cannabis business.

Topics discussed include:

  • Securities laws and relief from certain deadlines
  • Leasing arrangements
  • Employment challenges and government-assistance options
  • Capital requirements and restructuring protections

The webinar was moderated by Jonathan Sherman, Co-Chair of our Cannabis Group. Speakers included Robert Cook (Senior VP, Market Development, CSE) and Cassels partners Andrea FitzGerald, Armen Khajetoorian, Ardy Mohajer, Kristin Taylor, Caitlin Russell, Jane Dietrich and Lance Williams.

Watch the full webinar here.

Additional resources related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here.


Continuing Legal Education
AB: Please consider including this course as a learning activity in your mandatory annual CPD Plan.
BC: This program has been approved by the Law Society of British Columbia for 1.5 Hours of CPD (Corporate).
ON: This program contains 1 Hour and 30 minutes of Substantive content.

This publication is a general summary of the law. It does not replace legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

For more information, please contact any member of our Cannabis Group.

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