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By: Ben Hanuka, Law Works This article was originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily as a two-part series on May 25 and 27, 2021. The recreational cannabis retail market in Ontario is slowly growing with the expansion of the maximum number of permissible retail store authorizations. Does the franchise business model have a useful role in the recreational cannabis retail market? If so, what are some of the limits and unique features that parties to a franchise arrangement in this industry should consider?
All provincial franchise statutes impose a mutual obligation on the parties to a franchise agreement to perform and enforce their contractual rights...
This article was originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily as a two-part series on September 23 and 24, 2020.
There are two types of marketing obligations in most franchise agreements: contributions to a marketing fund run by the franchisor and direct...