Cannabis Law Services Summary

Michael H. Cohen Law Group is Your Law Firm for Cannabis Law Legal Services

The Cannabis Industry is expected to be worth $50 billion by 2026. California’s medical marijuana laws can be confusing and is important to have an experienced attorney that understands the cannabis industry and relevant law.

We represent a wide variety of individuals seeking advice and representation in the area of medicinal marijuana.  Clients and stakeholders include:

  • Cultivators
  • Dispensaries
  • Cooperatives
  • Manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Testing labs
  • Retailers
  • Medical Doctors
  • Investors
Cannabis Plant

Practice Areas include:

Corporate & Transactional

Our attorneys provide counseling on corporate formation, financing, contract negotiation and drafting, mergers and acquisitions.

Land Use & Zoning

To run your cannabis business, you must ensure that you can run your operation at a particular location. Our attorneys provide in-depth legal counsel to operators in the cannabis industry, from cultivators and manufacturers to transporters, distributors, testing labs and retailers. We will guide you through the complex land-use and zoning considerations involved so that business owners can apply for permittable sites for their facilities.

Regulatory Compliance

Complying with the complex laws and regulations governing the cannabis industry is a basic pre-requisite for any business looking to operate in this sector. California’s dual licensing system for cannabis operators means there is a lot of bureaucracy to navigate. California’s 540 cities and counties maintains different requirements for security, ownership, criminal history, hiring, odor control, water use, energy use, vertical integration, and many other areas of compliance.

Licenses and Permits

A commercial cannabis organization in California needs a local permit to operate. The state regulatory authorities will begin issuing licenses for every type of cannabis activity. To meet licensure requirements, cannabis entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business owners often have to deal with a broad and complex spectrum of requirements, including security protocols, record-keeping regulations, and other operational requirements. Our goal is to help you navigate the state licensing process with absolute confidence.

Litigation

Because lawsuits are costly affairs that can interfere with business operations and even threaten your business existence, we seek to limit each client’s exposure by proactively identifying and mitigating potential risks and liabilities. In this regard, among the most valuable services our litigation team provides is the implementation of preemptive legal strategies, including careful review of contracts and other documents, to help our clients mitigate the risk of commercial disputes.

Intellectual Property

Non-tangible business assets are at times more valuable than tangible ones. You put in unsurmountable effort in building a valuable brand identity and reputation through your brand name, logo, inventions, messaging, literary and artistic works, trade secrets, or recipes. Protecting these assets from misappropriation is important to your long-term success.

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