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.
Again in this third edition, 2021/2022, he is joined by co-author Professor Emeritus Alan Young. The new edition boasts a new chapter on the Legislative History of the Cannabis Prohibition (1923-2018), a new chapter on related cannabis case law, and a new research editor, Tamar Friedman.
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!”
Russell is an amazing resource for cannabis law. His knowledge is extensive and only unmatched by the loyalty and care he had for my case. I was put to ease knowing that Russell was on my side. He went over and above his duties and always had my best interests at heart. I would recommend his services.
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.”
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.”
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.”
SIGN OUR PETITION to the Government of Canada
OUR GOAL is 10,000 SIGNATURES!
We, the citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to continue its efforts in redressing the harms of 95 years of unscientific and racist cannabis prohibition by:
1. Acknowledging that the law never should have existed; and
2. Granting expungements to Canadian citizens convicted of offences involving cannabis.