Cannabis Regulatory Compliance Attorneys
If you are looking to enter the cannabis business in any capacity, getting a license is only the first step. You also need to keep that license.
To do so, you need to be across a vast array of local, state and federal regulatory compliance requirements so that you can be confident that your business is not going to be flagged by the authorities.
This can be confusing without the guidance of professionals who understand the industry and keep up to date with the various federal and state laws regarding cannabis.
From growing to testing, manufacturing, distributing, and selling cannabis, the legal and compliance hurdles can be significant—and they are frequently changing.
At Cannabis Law Solutions, our experienced cannabis business attorneys can help you navigate the red tape to get your business set up, operational, established, and off the radar of the regulatory authorities.
What is regulatory compliance?
One of the “trade-offs” of the increasing trend to legalize both medical and recreational cannabis around the U.S. is that the emerging industry is heavily regulated by federal, state, and local governments.
In fact, it’s fair to say that few other industries need to deal with the same degree of regulatory restrictions as the cannabis industry. Most states have introduced stringent guidelines for how cannabis business owners run their businesses.
Regulatory compliance is the process of meeting these regulations and ensuring that your business “ticks all of the boxes”.
In many cases, business owners are familiar with only a fraction of the regulatory measures in place—which can lead to potential risks of fines, holds, suspensions, or even license revocation and business closure. In extreme cases, state or federal involvement can lead to criminal charges.
To prevent this, our cannabis business lawyers can help get your business compliant with all the local, state and federal regulations—wherever in the U.S. you are based.
For more established cannabis businesses, regularly auditing compliance levels will help ensure that you identify potential violations, correct any faults, and remain legal.
Our cannabis regulatory services
The cannabis attorneys at Cannabis Law Solutions have considerable experience with matters of regulatory compliance and can help you navigate the choppy waters of this growing industry, remain compliant, and keep your business license safe.
We provide the following regulatory compliance services:
- Consulting and assistance for state cannabis license applications: to help you get off to the best possible start with your business.
- Advisory services for local permitting and licensing processes: ensuring that you are aware of all the local regulations and can meet the requirements.
- Drafting and management of plans: for submission to states/local municipalities for operational licenses.
- Monitoring the federal, state, and local regulatory landscape for cannabis businesses: to help your business stay current in this fast-evolving industry.
- Periodic compliance audits: to provide the peace of mind that your business remains compliant and operates according to the most recent regulations.
Cannabis businesses cannot afford to make mistakes. “Cookie-cutter” legal guidance should not be an option as every state is different. The compliance advice you receive needs to be specific to the relevant regulations that apply in your area.
How can you uphold the latest cannabis regulations?
One constant with the cannabis industry in the U.S. is to expect change.
It is evolving quickly and, while that presents exciting opportunities for those involved (or looking to get involved), it also creates challenges for business owners to keep up with the regulations.
Indifference to these changes can land you and your business in serious trouble. But many cannabis industry business owners are confused about whether they are doing the right things.
Remember, without a license, your business is nothing. All the hard work put into getting your license comes to naught if you lose it.
Fortunately, you can call on compliance professionals who stay up to date with the regulations and can advise you on the steps required to remain in the good books of the authorities and retain your license.
Get help with cannabis industry compliance in your area
Whether it’s changes to the local fire, electrical, and plumbing codes for cannabis businesses in your area or an amendment to regulations for storage, waste, security or safety, our team of cannabis industry attorneys expects change.
We have been scouring the regulatory landscapes to flag where clients may be affected for over a decade and have watched the cannabis industry change before our eyes.
Our advisors understand the written requirements of the laws AND how those requirements are enforced by the local and state authorities in your area.
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.
How will our cannabis services help you?
Cannabis business entity formation
Whether you are looking to form a limited liability company (LLC) or a corporation, our experienced business lawyers can discuss the pros and cons of both and help you incorporate your business with the optimal structure to achieve your goals.
Cannabis business licenses
If you want to run a cannabis business, you will need a valid business license issued by your state authority as well as local permits. Eligibility criteria are likely to be stringent and we can help you navigate the often-complex license application process.
Cannabis corporate documentation
Whether you need to prepare for a license application, transfer of business ownership, change of corporate structure, transfer business location, or another business process, we can help you identify and draft the documentation you need to operate legally in your state.
Cannabis administrative law
State authorities watch licensed and unlicensed cannabis businesses closely. If you violate regulations, you could face an administrative penalty. Our attorneys can provide representation or help you prepare for an administrative hearing, settlement conference or appeal.
Cannabis disputes and litigation
Whether you have a dispute with another business, a legal issue with one of your partners or a licensing or administrative issue, you may need legal assistance to help resolve it. We are adept at alternative dispute resolution methods as well as civil litigation.