Melanie Cole is a Canadian capital markets lawyer and a partner in the Cannabis Group at Aird & Berlis LLP. Melanie represents the firm as a member of the Global Cannabis Partnership – an international initiative that focuses on the establishment of worldwide corporate social responsibility standards related to the production, marketing, public education, sale, after-sales service and informed consumption of legal cannabis. Through her involvement in the Global Cannabis Partnership and International Cannabis Bar Association, Melanie is helping to shape ethical standards and guidelines for the cannabis industry in collaboration with fellow legal advisors, government agencies and leading public and private businesses. She is actively working with clients engaged in both the medicinal and recreational markets, including licensed producers, processors, distributors, investors and other innovative cannabis industry participants. Melanie’s experience includes serving as the lead advisor to Canadian licensed producer MediPharm Labs on a multimillion-dollar private placement, a reverse takeover and listing on the TSX Venture Exchange and a $75 million bought deal financing.
Panelist at The Canadian Cannabis Industry: A Crash Course for Employers Outside the Sector