Steering Businesses Through California’s Marijuana Laws

California offers both tremendous opportunities and risks for businesses and entrepreneurs seeking to participate in the cannabis industry. The Golden State was the first in the nation to legalize marijuana for medical use and with the 2016 voter passage of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), beginning in 2018 California will join the growing number of states legalizing the cultivation, possession, use and sale of marijuana for recreational purposes.

Greenspoon Marder works with clients in California and across the nation seeking to enter the rapidly expanding medical and recreational marijuana business industry. Our attorneys have over 15 years of experience helping clients stay on top of a highly complex and ever-changing legal landscape. We leverage an extensive understanding of federal, state and local cannabis regulations to help our clients implement proactive strategies that keep their businesses in full compliance with changing legal standards.

Our law firm offers a full range of services to clients involved in California’s cannabis industry, including:

  • Adult Use Program. With the licensing of adult use cannabis businesses slated to begin in 2018, our attorneys are carefully monitoring legal developments so that we can provide our clients with the critical information they need to enter the marketplace.
  • Medical Program. Our attorneys provide strategic advice and assistance to businesses seeking to operate in California’s medical marijuana sector.
  • Licensing & Compliance. The members of our Cannabis Practice guide clients through the myriad of state and local requirements governing the licensure of both adult use and medical marijuana businesses.
  • Our lawyers work with cannabis industry clients to ensure they are positioning their businesses to comply with changing legal and regulatory requirements at the state, local and federal levels.

If you are exploring potential opportunities in the medical and adult use cannabis industry in California, the attorneys at Greenspoon Marder can help your business thrive in this rapidly developing sector of the economy.