Agribusiness - Cannabis

In October 2018, the Canadian government legalized recreational cannabis, creating a new industry, with both opportunities and growing pains. Since then, the regulatory environment has evolved, and the industry itself has undergone a number of significant changes.

As the sector matures in Canada, and as new markets open up globally, licensed producers have some big business decisions to make, including the possibility of acquiring other companies and entering new markets. Properly navigating strict controls over the production, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis – including newer classes of products– is a must for those active in this sector.

Osler has been working with businesses in highly regulated industries for years, and we have extensive experience in cannabis-related capital markets, M&A, venture capital and investment transactions. Osler’s Cannabis team has helped licensed producers, investors, startups and other industry players succeed in this constantly changing industry. We advise on the legal and regulatory frameworks that govern cannabis businesses.

As the cannabis industry continues to change it’s important to work with experts who can help you navigate the opportunities and challenges that exist.

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Agroidea SAS and the Nannetti brothers in the joint venture of Cronos Group Inc. and an affiliate of Agroidea SAS to form NatuEra.  NatuEra combines the operational expertise of Cronos and local market experience of AGI's management team.

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Constellation Brands

On April 18, 2019, Canopy Growth Corporation and Acreage Holdings Inc. announced that they entered into an arrangement agreement whereby Canopy Growth will have the right to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Acreage at such time as cannabis production and sale becomes federally legal in the United States.

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Zenabis Global Inc.

Zenabis Global completed an overnight marketed offering of units for gross proceeds of $23,567,760. A unit is comprised of one common share and a warrant exercisable to purchase one common share. The offering was made pursuant to an agency agreement with a syndicate of agents, co-led by AltaCorp Capital and Eight Capital.

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