The Capital Hill Group (CHG) has a considerable amount of experience in the cannabis industry, and has supported a number of cannabis companies and associations with their government relations efforts. Notably, CHG helped to establish the original Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association, and has worked closely with industry leaders and legislatures during the drafting of Bill C-45, and the Cannabis Act. Also, our firm assists companies in their efforts to navigate the requirements for operating licenses and other challenges related to existing cannabis business, and the opportunities for new cannabis businesses in Canada.

How CHG Differs in Cannabis

CHG has an extensive track record working with clients in the cannabis industry across Canada. Since 2011, CHG has guided our cannabis clients towards success, even in times of regulatory uncertainty and legislative shifts. CHG’s proven approach ensures that our cannabis clients are ready to navigate complex regulatory and political considerations across all levels of government.

In the new recreational cannabis market, CHG clients benefit from our 30+ years of experience working in similar highly regulated sectors such as alcohol & tobacco, food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, agriculture, and pharmaceuticals. 

Our Process

From Startup’s to multinational corporations, the Cannabis industry is a uniquely challenging and highly regulated sector. The team at CHG works with our cannabis clients to understand these organizational and industry wide challenges, and develops tailored plans for your needs. Our hands-on approach, combined with years of direct experience in the Canadian cannabis industry, allow us to provide critical services to clients, whether they are innovating, advocating, or expanding within the sector.

Cannabis Services

  • Strategic planning activities 
  • Legislative analyses and advocacy of relevant federal, provincial, and local regulations
  • Guidance through the Health Canada licensing process
  • Guidance through provincial retail and/or distribution applications 
  • Stakeholder engagement support to reach local communities 
  • Identifying investment and partnership opportunities
  • Linking aspiring businesses with trusted legal, security, marketing, and scientific specialists

Recent Highlights

  • Invitee & Participant – 2019 World Cannabis Congress
  • Industry Association Administration and Support
  • Publicly Traded Cannabis Companies
  • Cannabis Consumables
  • Cannabis Producers
  • Cannabis Retailers
  • Medical Cannabis
  • Cannabis Technology