World Law Group’s Cannabis Group consists of member firm lawyers with expertise in the legal issues relevant to industry participants. Our expertise includes much more than compliance-related activities (licensing, product specific taxes, regulatory compliance, etc.). For example, our expertise is critical when advising clients about the issues most relevant to the industry, such as banking, protection of IP, cross-border investments, specialized financing issues, particularized tax rules and the unique challenges in the M&A market. These issues are often complicated by differences between local and federal laws, their overlap with international treaties, and differences in cultural and political acceptance for the industry’s products. The group’s goal is to be able to tap each other’s local knowledge to provide relevant and seamless client advice, especially in cross-border investments (including research arrangements), financing and import/export challenges, in this fast-growing market.
For more information, contact this group's leaders or Hanna Shea, WLG’s Manager, Communication & Network Development.
The Law for the Regulation of Cannabis was approved by the House of Representatives, following an enactment of the Executive to formally enter into force within the national territory. However, in accordance with the legislative process in Mexico, the Senate’s approval is still pending.
In 1987, representatives from six law firms participated in an organizational meeting in London to discuss the formation of an international legal network (one other firm was involved in the formation but was unable to attend). With visionary F. Kingston Berlew from Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. leading the way, this group of law firms started World Law Group - one of the first associations of its kind, one that is still thriving today.
The Danish medicinal cannabis pilot programme is planned to end this year (2021) after a four-year trial period. It is still to be decided at a political level how the future will look for the programme.
Presentation from the WLG Cannabis Group on The Vaping Health Controversy.