Venture Capital and Cannabis: Torys Hosts Session for Young VC Investors

June 05, 2017

The proposed laws to make recreational cannabis use legal in Canada set to pass in 2018 will bring immense legal changes as well as opportunities for investment. Investors, including those involved in venture capital and startups, know it is crucial to keep up with the latest developments to determine the future of the marijuana market, and to understand how best to approach investment as Canada positions itself as a global leader of this evolving industry.

On Friday, May 26, Torys’ office in Toronto hosted a “lunch and learn” with the Young Private Capitalists (YPC). The panel itself featured Torys partners Andrew Bernstein, Eileen McMahon and Cheryl Reicin who spoke on the nuances of cannabis legalization, how to prepare for the legal changes and key investor considerations.

The YPC is a committee of the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association that, according to their website, works to foster “networking and relationship-building amongst the next generation of professionals” who work in all areas of venture capital and private equity investing within Canada, including YPC member and Torys associate Matthew Kuchinsky.

Torys has extensive venture capital experience working with funds, investors and issuers in early and late-stage equity and debt investments. Because of our long history with private equity and venture capital, we are thrilled to support and host both up-and-coming and seasoned investors.

Learn more about our private equity and venture capital expertise here.

Learn the latest from our lawyers on cannabis in Canada here.


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