Cannabis Law, Barristers & Solicitors
Our cannabis law firm gives small-to-medium-sized cannabis businesses and entrepreneurs the tools to plan and protect themselves.
Canada’s Cannabis Act: Annotation & Commentary
Russell Bennett wrote Canada's first annotated version of the Cannabis Act: Canada’s Cannabis Act: Annotation & Commentary.
The second edition, 2020/2021, boasts a new author: Professor Emeritus Alan Young, and a new research editor, Kanchan Dhanjal.
The book helps to understand Canada's federal Act and Regulations. Published by LexisNexis Canada, the authors identify relevant case law and the underlying legislation used to draft the Cannabis Act.
Read What our Clients Have to Say About Us
“Russell is an extremely passionate lawyer when it comes to Cannabis rights. He helped us so much when we were having issues with our landlord and municipality. He is very generous and down to earth. You feel that he really cares about you and the struggles you are going through. When it seemed like no one else was on our side, he was and we are so grateful. He was enormously helpful. Thank you so much!”
SH, a personal medical cannabis grower and patient
“Russell is an excellent listener. He worked with me to understand my problems and to find a solution, with courtesy, respect and wisdom. I recommend him highly to anyone who needs a cannabis lawyer.”
Bruce Ryan CEO, CannaSystems.ca
“Russell Bennett is a talented, experienced and dedicated lawyer working in the cannabis sector. His creative application over the years is noteworthy; including the documentary STONED: Hemp Nation on Trial 1998 and publication of Canada’s Cannabis Act: Annotation & Commentary 2019. We consult regularly on industry related projects and truly appreciate the legal work he has done for our company CannaSystems Canada Inc.”
James G. O’Hara
“You really want Russell on your side to fight for you, he’s literally your own advocate personified and someone who will represent you in the true meaning of the word – he’s a straight up phenomenal lawyer.”
Cannabis Law in Canada – the Podcast with your host, Russell Bennett
We are excited to welcome Henria as our new articling student! Prior to law school, Henria worked in the Agriculture, Healthcare and International Development Sectors for nearly 20 years over three continents. She has worked in small grassroots organizations and large multinational corporations. She is a champion of justice and fairness and returned to law school to hone her advocacy skills.
Before joining Cannabis Law, Henria volunteered at a social justice focused sole practitioner’s law firm, whose practice areas included Civil Litigation, Human Rights and Labour & Employment. She also attended The Michener Institute, and successfully completed Health Professional’s Introduction to Cannabis to better understand the medicinal and therapeutic uses of Cannabis.
As an articling student working jointly with Cannabis Law and Lewin & Sagara, Henria is happy and committed to this industry and her wonderful teammates.
When not learning more about cannabis and psychedelics, Henria enjoys genuine connections, memorable meals and marvelling at the universe.