Robert W. E Laurie

Robert W. E Laurie



Robert W.E. Laurie is an international lawyer, writer and speaker, qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales and called to the British Columbia Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor. After practicing in London and New York, Robert founded AD LUCEM LAW CORPORATION in his hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Robert’s legal practice focuses on issues related to cannabis, encompassing the areas of business law, administrative and family litigation, and criminal defence. Robert is a volunteer lawyer with the Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia and is a Contributing Author and Columnist with ‘Grow Magazine’, based in Oregon. His regular column with ‘Grow’ is entitled: “North of the 49th Parallel: Cannabis News and Legal Commentary from Canada.” He is a owner and advisor to Destiny Grow Systems, an organic cannabis soil company based in the Kootenays and a former Board Advisor to the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD).

Robert enjoys practicing law throughout British Columbia in the ever-changing medical cannabis industry. He has acted for licensed producers, dispensaries, patient growers, cannabis entrepreneurs, activists, international marijuana clients and First Nations. He is a frequent speaker at cannabis industry events, including the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLEBC), The Canadian Institute, Women Grow, and The International Cannabis Business Conference. Robert holds a M.A. (Hons) Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford (St. Edmund Hall) and B.A. (Hons) in Political Science and International Relations from the University of British Columbia.