Chris is Co-Chair of Blakes’ Cannabis Group and his practice focuses on regulatory, commercial and financing matters under the federal Cannabis Act and the various provincial and territorial regimes. Chris regularly advises applicants, licensees, retailers, brands, service providers and members of adjacent industries on all manner of cannabis-related mandates. He was previously seconded to the legal department of one of Canada's leading licensed producers where he advised on a wide variety of issues related to the space.
Chris is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto where he teaches Cannabis Law & Regulation and is routinely called upon as a thought leader in the cannabis industry, speaking at industry events and contributing to publications across Canada.
Chris is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and the Law Society of Ontario.