Region: Cannabis Business Summit & Expo
Meet us in San Francisco, June 15-17, 2020!

Cannabis Business Summit & Expo

San Francisco, CA

Midwest Cannabis Business Conference

AUG. 26-27, 2020
Detroit, MI

Afzal Hasan

President and General Counsel, Origin House

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - The Globalization of Cannabis, CBD, and Hemp: Opportunities and Challenges for Creating International Brands

Mr. Hasan obtained a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.), Commerce and Human Biology, from the University of Toronto, Canada. Prior to joining Origin House, Mr. Hasan worked as a securities lawyer at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, where he developed a broad spectrum of experience providing advice to both public and private companies on transactions in diverse industry sectors.

Mr. Hasan’s experience prior to his career in the private legal practice includes a secondment at the Mergers and Acquisitions Group in the Corporate Finance Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission, working with the United Nations and the wholesale banking division of a major multi-national bank in Thailand and completing independent research in microbial genetics at the University of Toronto.


Represented public companies and underwriters in raising over $500 million through prospectus financings and private placements
Involved with M&A transactions in the mining, real estate and technology sectors with aggregate deal value in excess of $5 billion
Completed seven public listing transactions for private companies through reverse take-over structures
Advised incumbent boards and dissident shareholders in a number of proxy fights for public and private companies