Practice & Industry Groups


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.


Legal Update

The year 2018 witnessed ongoing volatility in global markets, fueled by geopolitical uncertainty, rising trade tensions and slowing world economies.

Legal Update

Alabama has taken a significant step toward legalizing medical marijuana. Last week, the Alabama Senate passed a bill by a 17-6 vote that would create a process for prescribing medical marijuana to patients with certain enumerated conditions.

Legal Update

In a significant departure from past practice, Health Canada will now require prospective applicants for cannabis cultivation, processing or medical sales licences to have fully built regulatory-compliant facilities before it will review and process their licence applications.

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Diego Acosta Santamarina y Steta S.C. Monterrey, Mexico +52 81 8133 6018
Joshua Ashby Lane Powell PC Seattle, Washington - U.S.A. 2062237264
David Barbour Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Dallas, Texas - U.S.A. +1 214 659 4444
Beth Castro World Law Group Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A. +1 202 904 2477
Tori Drayer World Law Group Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A. +1 202 904 2477
Egon Engin-Deniz CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Vienna, Austria +43 14 0443 1550
Manja Epping Taylor Wessing Munich, Germany +49 89 210 380
Zvika Friedman Herzog Fox & Neeman Tel Aviv, Israel 197236922020
Martin Gantzhorn Bech-Bruun Copenhagen, Denmark
Ellen Gielen CMS Belgium Brussels, Belgium
Juan Carlos Hernanz Cuatrecasas Barcelona, Spain
Justin Hobson Lane Powell PC Portland, Oregon - U.S.A. 5037782136
Yoon Huh Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Jung Min Jo Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea +82 2 3404 0167
Hamid Khanbhai Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Brian Kujavsky Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP Montréal, Québec - Canada 514 841 6401
John Leaman Guyer & Regules Montevideo, Uruguay
Ashley LeCroy World Law Group Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada +1 202 904 2477
Victor Liu Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada 14165975141
Pedro Lomba PLMJ Lisboa, Portugal 21 319 74 78
Alejandro Luna Santamarina y Steta S.C. Mexico City, Mexico +52 15 513 846 413
Elysangela Maurer TozziniFreire Advogados São Paulo, Brazil +55 11 5086 5324
Samantha Myers Gowling WLG Birmingham, England
Eduardo Nogueira Pinto PLMJ Lisboa, Portugal + 351 319 74 78
Evelina Norwinski Arnold & Porter Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A. 202-942-6474
Myoung Oh Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Susanne Pech CMS Germany Berlin, Germany
Glenn Pudelka Locke Lord LLP Boston, Massachusetts - U.S.A. 617-239-0371
Altair Richards ENSafrica Johannesburg, South Africa
Domingo Rivarola Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados Lima, Peru
Brenda Sarrin Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados Lima, Peru
Stephanie Savage Miller & Martin PLLC Atlanta, Georgia - U.S.A.
Neil Sheehy Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada +1 416 597 4229
Richard Spencer Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Steven Stein Greenberg Glusker Los Angeles, California - U.S.A. 3107856871
Simon Thomas Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands +1 345 914 5843
Daniel Tietjen Taylor Wessing Munich, Germany
Gregory Triantafillopoulos Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners Athens, Greece 302103318170
Joanne van Harmelen ENSafrica Cape Town, South Africa +27 21 410 25 00
Zohar Yahalom Herzog Fox & Neeman Tel Aviv, Israel