The Business and Law of Cannabis

Each year the JD/MBA Students’ Association from Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business hosts a Conference that explores prominent themes and issues at the intersection of law, business, and public policy. Our 22nd Annual Conference is a celebration and a learning platform that brings together over 120 students from the law and business faculties, in addition to alumni and industry professionals working in Toronto’s legal and business communities.


Eventbrite - Into the Weeds: The Business and Law of Cannabis



Four Amazing Panels

Our four panels will consider a variety of issues including, but not limited to: cross-border implications of working and investing within the Cannabis industry, international growth opportunities, marketing, public health implications, disclosures and valuations, and much more!

Investing in the Cannabis Market

Multi-billion-dollar strategic alliances in the recreational marijuana industry continue to propel it to the forefront of investor’s minds. This panel will discuss the remarkable growth of the industry, the variety of investment opportunities as well as the risks behind the sky-high valuations.

Securities & Regulatory Oversight in the Cannabis Industry

This panel will explore cross-border listing, disclosure and valuation issues that have arisen as cannabis has become commonplace on some of Canada’s top exchanges.

Marketing a Cannabis Business

Bans on traditional advertising methods such as commercials, celebrity endorsements and a blanket prohibition on any advertising that “could be appealing to young persons” are just a few of the marketing challenges facing cannabis companies in Canada. This panel will explore how companies can approach the traditional task of brand building facing legislation that has been characterized as restrictive and ambiguous.

Growth Opportunities and Risks for Lawyers in the Cannabis Space

As law firms capitalize on the cannabis industry, Canadian lawyers are faced with a variety of risks from traditional stigmas harming reputations to cross-border travel implications. This panel will consider these cross-border risks alongside future growth opportunities in global markets.