NOVEMBER 8, 2019 GENERAL DISPLAY xxv
Russell Bennett is a cannabis lawyer, filmmaker
and theatre professional. Prior to establishing
a career in cannabis law, Bennett produced and
directed the documentary STONED: Hemp Nation
on Trial, which followed the marijuana possession
test case and trial of Christopher Clay, owner of
Hemp Nation, Canada’s first Hemp Store.
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STONED premiered on CBC and was nominated for Best Political Documentary
at the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival. Bennett also created
the award-winning multi-character solo play, The Reefer Man, which told the
story of a lawyer who moonlighted as an underground cannabis grower.
Bennett toured the play to Fringe Festivals and professional theatres across
Canada. Bennett founded his own firm, Cannabis Law, on April 20, 2018 to
service entrepreneurs and small businesses in the cannabis industry.