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About Harrison Jordan

Helping Canadian Businesses Get Licences, Stay Onside And Resolve Their Legal Challenges.

About Harrison Jordan


Harrison Jordan is the Founder and Managing Lawyer at Substance Law, a distinguished Canadian law firm specializing in regulated substances and industries. His knowledge covers a vast range of sectors including cannabis, psychedelics, liquor, tobacco, vaping, natural health products, and food and drugs law. Harrison’s academic credentials are impressive, having earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he engaged in a wide array of public and private law courses. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice & Public Policy from the University of Guelph.


In the early stages of his career, Harrison worked under renowned cannabis lawyers Alan Young and Paul Lewin at Lewin & Sagara LLP. Upon completing his articles, he established his own practice to provide strategic legal advice to individuals and businesses, helping them to navigate the complexities of compliance and resolve legal challenges.

As a recognized authority in the field, Harrison has also contributed as a freelance writer to prominent industry publications such as Leafly, Civilized, and Lift News, sharing insights on regulatory strategies and market trends.

Harrison is not only versed in legal affairs but also in the digital and fintech realms, focusing on areas such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, NFTs, anti-money laundering (AML), money services businesses (MSBs), and FINTRAC compliance. He co-founded Alan Aldous, the world’s first public relations firm dedicated to the psychedelics sector, taking charge of digital marketing and business operations.


Certified Bitcoin Professional, CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4)

Certified Blockchain Expert, Blockchain Council

Certified Ethereum Professional, CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4)

Certified NFT Expert, Blockchain Council

Substance Law Services Include:

– Cannabis Act Compliance

– Licensing for dispensaries in Toronto, G.T.A., and Ontario

– Applications for Retail Operator License (ROL) and Retail Store Authorization (RSA) with the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO)

– Compliance audits for Health Canada labelling and packaging

– Fintech legal services, including FINTRAC compliance and MSB registration

– Ontario AGCO Budtender Training

– Consultations for dispensaries, accessory brands, and small businesses

– Business incorporation and document drafting, including employment agreements

– Health Canada regulatory consulting

Industries Served

  • Cannabis
  • Psychedelics
  • Vaping
  • Liquor
  • Tobacco
  • Excise Duty
  • Food & Drugs
  • Natural Health Products (NHPs)
  • Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
  • Money Services Businesses (MSBs), AML & FINTRAC
  • Payment Service Providers
  • Crypto
  • NFTs

Connect with Harrison:

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Harrison Jordan’s profound understanding of both the legal framework and digital innovations in regulated markets makes him a pivotal figure for businesses navigating these complex fields. His extensive education, coupled with his certifications, provide a solid foundation for his advisory and legal services, ensuring comprehensive support for his clients.

Substance Law, or its principal Harrison Jordan, is a member, associate member or honourary member of the following amazing organizations:

  1. Canadian Health Food Association
  2. Canadian MSB Association
  3. CCTA: Canadian Cannabis Tourism Alliance
  4. Cannabis Council of Canada
  5. C45 Quality Association
  6. Canadian Assoc. for Food Law and Policy / Assoc. canadienne droit et politiques agroalimentaires
  7. TCAE
  8. Psychedelic Association of Canada

We’re so happy to support meaningful organizations that push the industries we work in forward.

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We Serve Those In The Following Industries… And More! Cannabis • Psychedelics • Vaping • Liquor • Tobacco • Excise Duty • Food & Drugs • NHPs • Money Services Businesses (MSBs), AML & FINTRAC • Crypto • NFTs.

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