Cannabis Services and Solutions
Whether you are trying to set up, establish or expand your cannabis business, you are going to require legal advice and support at some stage.
Getting the right assistance can make a huge difference in this heavily regulated sector.
Legal planning, company structuring and licensing, compliance/regulatory support, and corporate documentation are all essential considerations for any business owner aspiring to operate in the medical or recreational cannabis markets.
The legal services provided by our experienced cannabis attorneys are designed to serve both the present and future health of your business—helping you make the right moves from the beginning and ensuring that, as the laws evolve, your business remains compliant and is durable enough over the long term to thrive.
Our team stays informed about the regulatory landscapes around the country so that we can pass our multi-state knowledge and support our clients wherever they are located.
Legal advice for cannabis businesses in Connecticut, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Virginia
The attorneys at Cannabis Law Solutions provide legal advice and support for businesses based in Connecticut, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Virginia, as well as other states where cannabis laws are changing rapidly.
We can help entrepreneurs enter the cannabis market on the back of the recent legalization of medical or recreational cannabis; business owners looking to change focus in states where medical cannabis was already legal and recreational cannabis has now been legalized; and businesses looking to grow as cannabis law changes create more opportunities.
Few other businesses face the level of scrutiny that cannabis businesses face. With the industry so firmly in the spotlight (for a multitude of reasons), it is so important to get good advice from the start whether you are a grower, processor, retailer, or operate one of the many ancillary businesses that form part of the cannabis business “ecosystem”.
Our cannabis business services include:
The cannabis industry is emerging in many states around the U.S. and is heavily regulated by the government at the local, state and federal level.
We can help your business handle the red tape and plan to stay on the right side of the regulatory authorities wherever you are based.
If you want to do business in the cannabis industry, you will need a valid occupational business license issued by the relevant state authority.
Requirements differ depending on location and industry sector but they are almost universally stringent. We can help you navigate the often-complex license application process.
Business entity formation
Most aspiring cannabis business owners must choose between forming a limited liability company (LLC) or a corporation.
There are pros and cons for both and we can discuss your options with you and help you incorporate your business with the optimal structure to achieve your goals.
Labor and employment
Cannabis businesses in the U.S. face some additional challenges to standard businesses when it comes to labor and employment laws.
Our attorneys can help you navigate the complexities of employment law in your state so that your business is protected and you look after your most valuable asset—your people.
Once your license application is approved and you operate within the cannabis industry, the state authorities will be watching your business closely.
If you violate regulations, you could face an administrative penalty. Should that happen to you, our attorneys can provide representation or help you prepare for an administrative hearing, settlement conference or appeal.
The volume of paperwork you need for your cannabis business may surprise you.
Whether you need to prepare for a license application, transfer of business ownership, change of corporate structure, transfer business location, or another reason, we can identify and draft the documentation you need to operate legally in your state.
Disputes and litigation
Whether you have a dispute with another business, a legal issue with one of your partners or investors or you have a licensing or administrative issue, you may need legal assistance to help resolve it.
Many disputes and legal issues can be settled out of court using alternative dispute resolution methods that are less time-consuming and expensive than litigation.
The cannabis industry is in the spotlight in many states around the U.S. and regulatory and compliance issues can lead to enforcement action against licensed and unlicensed cannabis businesses.
We can help protect your business from enforcement issues and represent you if action is taken against you by the government.
Real estate, land use, and zoning
State authorities may set out initial land use regulations for cannabis businesses but the local municipality usually regulates the zoning laws, health and safety standards, and so on.
Our attorneys can provide advice and support concerning real estate, land use and zoning and also represent you if you run into a legal dispute about any of these matters.
Permitting and licensing
After forming your cannabis business and securing the necessary occupational business license, you may require additional licenses and permits from local municipalities depending on the business sector you intend to operate in.
Our attorneys can help you prepare and submit the relevant paperwork according to local regulations.
Cannabis business legal planning, advice and support
Whether you are growing, manufacturing, retailing, or otherwise part of the burgeoning cannabis industry, you will need legal assistance at some stage.
Our cannabis business attorneys can help you prepare and apply for your cannabis business license. Call 866-329-0729 for a consultation with a knowledgeable cannabis attorney at Cannabis Law Solutions.