The legal cannabis industry is booming. As more states continue to legalize the sale and use of cannabis for medical and recreational purposes, entrepreneurs and businesses are finding unprecedented opportunities to get in on the ground floor of a rapidly growing multi-billion-dollar industry.

But, there are legal challenges. Not all states are taking the same approach to cannabis regulation. Oklahoma, for example, most-recently rejected a bid to legalize recreational (or “adult-use”) cannabis in 2023. Additionally, cannabis remains a Schedule I controlled substance at the federal level. As a result, entrepreneurs and businesses in the cannabis industry need to take an informed and measured approach, and they need to ensure that they are working within the applicable regulatory confines.

We assist entrepreneurs and businesses in the cannabis industry with all aspects of legal and regulatory compliance. Our lawyers work closely with growers, manufacturers, dispensaries and others to help them obtain licenses, pass inspections and meet other requirements. We provide representation for corporate, commercial, employment, and other business-related legal matters as well. We also provide legal representation for commercial real estate transactions, and we have extensive experience guiding clients through high-value mergers and acquisitions.

In addition to providing regulatory and transactional representation, we also represent our cannabis industry clients in administrative enforcement proceedings, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and litigation. We work to achieve favorable out-of-court resolutions whenever possible, and we go to trial in state and federal court when necessary. We take a cost-conscious approach to everything we do, and we work alongside our clients’ founders and executives to help them make informed decisions every step of the way.

  • Medical and adult-use cannabis legal and regulatory compliance
  • Cannabis business licensing
  • Health and safety compliance
  • Environmental compliance
  • Business entity formation and governance
  • Financing, banking and insurance for cannabis-based businesses
  • Commercial contracts
  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • Administrative and civil dispute resolution
  • Mergers and acquisitions
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