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While governments and public opinion have swayed positively toward Cannabis reform in recent years, those involved in the marijuana and hemp industries still navigate many inconsistencies between jurisdictions. Clark Hill attorneys work with stakeholders across the Cannabis industry to provide comprehensive business counsel for clients seeking to capitalize on emerging growth opportunities.

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As state agencies and local municipalities develop and implement effective regulatory schemes and procedures, businesses, investors, landlords, and lenders are in turn striving to take full advantage of developing opportunities without incurring unnecessary risk.

Clients in the Cannabis industry have relied on our attorneys nationwide since the earliest days of the legalization movement. We advocate for industry groups, trade associations, and other clients on a range of legislative initiatives and regulatory policy matters. This work has included helping draft numerous statutes, ordinances, ballot measures, referenda, and litigating related election law disputes.

In many jurisdictions with legalized medical or recreational marijuana, our Cannabis attorneys have won or helped fortify cultivation, processing, and dispensing licenses. From multi-state operators to start-ups, through clinical registrants and retail operators, our approach to obtaining licenses integrates all four cannabis enterprise stages: formation, application, operation, and exit.

In the growing hemp industry, our regulatory team counsels clients on constantly evolving laws, regulations, and policies. To help clients of all sizes, we advocate before governmental agencies, compel regulatory advancements, and provide institutional knowledge at each step of the regulatory process.

Growers, processors, caregivers, transporters, lenders, investors, and other cannabis-industry clients seek counsel from our attorneys on issues familiar to companies in any sector. Our guidance reflects our understanding of the evolving requirements of federal and state law enforcement officials and regulatory agencies.