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Cannabis retail franchising – benefits and limitations

Posted on Jul 6 2021

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?

The Rundown on System Changes

Posted on Jun 25 2020

This article was originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily on June 18, 2020, under the same title.

The Operating Manual – Understanding Canadian Franchis...

Posted on Jun 24 2020

Most franchise systems depend on operating standards and procedures.

Franchise Basics – the Operating Manual and Franchise Agre...

A bookshelf containing volumes of books about franchise law..
Posted on Jan 20 2020

In this short introductory video, Ben Hanuka discusses a franchise operating manual, the contents of the manual, and potential friction between the...

Distributor Fails to Establish That He is a Franchisee on Su...

Franchisee Summary Judgement Motion
Posted on Jun 22 2018

Author: Anthony Pugh, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In Diduck v.

Conflicts Between Franchise Agreements And Operating Manuals...

Franchise Agreements And Operating Manuals
Posted on Dec 10 2015

Note: This article, authored by Ben Hanuka, was published earlier this month in the US-based Hotel Business Review.

Changes To A Franchise System

Changes To A Franchise System
Posted on Aug 6 2013

What happens when the franchisor wants to implement a change to the franchise system, yet the franchise agreement does not contain some system...


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