Legal Counsel

Calgary, AB

High Tide Inc. is expanding with our exponential growth and seeking a Legal Counsel to join our team with experience in Compliance and Regulatory. Our organization is fast paced, growing, and highly successful in the cannabis retail space. As our Legal Counsel, with experience in Compliance and Regulatory you will serve as a subject matter expert for all regulatory and compliance matters and provide the business with advice on these matters on behalf of the Legal department of High Tide Inc.  The position reports to Vice President, Legal. This new and exciting role will be based in Calgary, Alberta Canada.  

Key Accountabilities:

  • Contribute as a member of the Legal and Compliance/Regulatory team bringing your experience and creative legal skills to provide practical solutions to our businesses.
  • Regulatory review and analysis, including applicable Canadian and foreign legislation.
  • Act as an expert on the legal and regulatory framework for the sale and distribution of cannabis and cannabis products in Canada and worldwide.
  • Assist the Vice President and Legal Counsel in identifying and assessing legal risks and developing strategies to mitigate risks and protect High Tide’s interests.
  • Act as a legal expert and collaborate with external legal firms with respect to any litigation matters.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Compliance, ensure the planning, day-to-day management and control of legal and regulatory activities dictated by Provincial and Federal authorities.
  • Act as the Privacy Officer for the company and develop appropriate protocols for this function.
  • Lead SOX compliance initiatives for the legal department.
  • Manage and respond to Regulatory requests for information ensuring responses comply with applicable privacy laws.
  • Conduct routine checks on compliance with various elements of the company’s business.
  • Manage and supervise external legal support.
  • In collaboration with other members of the Legal and Compliance department, update precedent contracts and contract management processes and help to identify opportunities to streamline the Legal department.
  • Develop tools that empower the business to move quickly.
  • Complete other legal review and drafting requirements for the business.


  • Law Degree, Member of a Provincial Bar in good standing.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant legal experience.
  • This position requires a law degree with a minimum of 5 years of legal experience with an emphasis on risk, compliance and regulatory knowledge is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of SOX experience is an asset.


  • A self-motivated professional with Canadian law experience who can work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Proactively bring projects to completion.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Superior organizational and time management skills with experience addressing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Highly organized and focused with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Able to provide clear instructions and advice, persuasively communicating risk processes and policies.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills with experience simplifying and resolving complex problems.
  • Team player who enjoys learning and contributing to team goals.
  • Being an extremely hands-on user with MS Suite of Products.
  • Would enjoy learning and working in cannabis retail.  

Compensation and Benefits:

  • All salary ranges that are disclosed on the job posting are based on years of experience.
  • A competitive compensation plan will accompany the successful candidate including a comprehensive benefits plan that is effective on day 1.

Some of the benefits you can expect at High Tide Inc.

  • We are building, growing, and driven to grow.
  • We share our knowledge and learn from each other, one team.
  • On the job training to set you up for success.
  • Mentorship from talented professionals.

The job posting reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions and duties as required for proper evaluation of the job. There may be additional duties, responsibilities, and qualifications for this job.

Please note that candidates applying for openings must be authorized to work in Canada.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 About Us:

High Tide Inc. is the leading community-grown, retail-forward cannabis enterprise engineered to unleash the full value of the world's most powerful plant. High Tide (HITI) is uniquely built around the cannabis consumer, with wholly diversified and fully integrated operations across all components of cannabis, including:

Bricks & Mortar Retail: Canna Cabana™ is the largest non-franchised cannabis retail chain in Canada, with 165 current locations spanning British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario and growing. In 2021, Canna Cabana became the first cannabis discount club retailer in Canada.

Retail Innovation: Fastendr™ is a unique and fully automated technology that integrates retail kiosks and smart lockers to facilitate a better buying experience through browsing, ordering and pickup.

E-commerce Platforms: High Tide operates a suite of leading accessory sites across the world, including,,, and

We are a team resolute in purpose and passion forever ahead of the currents and we are The Rising Tide of Cannabis! Our values are:

  • Passion
  • Diligence
  • Achievement
  • Dependability

High Tide has been named one of Canada's Top Growing Companies in 2021, 2022 and 2023 by the Globe and Mail's Report on Business Magazine and was ranked number one in the retail category on the Financial Times list of Americas' Fastest Growing Companies for 2023. To discover the full impact of High Tide, visit


JOB CODE: 660847