Barristers & Solicitors
Giving entrepreneurs and small businesses the tools to plan, protect and grow.
Russell Bennett, founder
Russell Bennett, B.Sc., LL.B. is an expert cannabis lawyer, who founded the law firm Cannabis Law, Barristers & Solicitors to help entrepreneurs and small businesses grow.
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.”