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Cannabis Retail in Ontario: Franchising as a Business Model

Written by on September 21, 2018.

In the wake of federal plans to legalize recreational cannabis use,[1] the Western Provinces announced licensing schemes for private sale. A number of cannabis companies, such as Canndara, Spiritleaf, and Starbuds, began the process of organizing franchise systems with a view to exploiting this new market. In Ontario, the former Liberal government had spurned the approach of the Western Provinces in favour of a public monopoly. In June 2018, that government was ousted by Doug Ford’s Progressiv...

Disclosure Requirements Give Franchisees A Way Out – Video

Written by on April 20, 2015.

Franchise lawyer Peter Dillon, spoke recently with and says that the courts tend to give franchisees a get out of jail free card due to the emphasis placed upon disclosure at the time of purchase. Click here to view the video.