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While governments and public opinion have swayed towards the legalization of recreational and medical marijuana, those involved in the industry must navigate many inconsistencies between jurisdictions. Clark Hill attorneys have worked with all sides of the Cannabis industry to provide comprehensive counsel for clients seeking to capitalize on emerging growth opportunities.

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

Clients in the Cannabis industry have been able to rely on our attorneys nationwide since the earliest days of the recent legalization movement. We have advocated 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.

Growers, processors, caregivers, transporters, lenders, investors, and other cannabis-industry clients receive 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.

Cannabis clients are supported by our team in the following areas:

  • Banking and finance
  • Business formation, investments, and governance
  • Corporate restructuring and bankruptcy
  • Data privacy
  • Environmental law
  • Government relations and legislative advocacy
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Labor and employment
  • Land use
  • Licensing
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Product liability
  • Real estate and construction
  • Taxation and tax controversies