Cannabusiness Legal Services
We work as outside general counsel to businesses legally operating in the cannabis industry
Thousands of new businesses (growers, marketers, retailers) are operating in an industry that is constrained from accessing traditional sources of credit.
Plant-touching and non-touching businesses must comply with a web of state and federal laws. We can assist with:
We can help with the many hurdles unique to this industry:
Proudly serving the legal cannabis industry since 2015
Serving the Northeast
New Jersey has permitted the medical use of marijuana since 2010, but has had some of the most restrictive rules in the country. Since 2018, the legislature has been working on a bill to legalize cannabis for adult recreational use. The state's Medical Marijuana Program is overseen by the Department of Health and, as of early 2019, 12 companies hold licenses to operate Alternative Treatment Centers ("ATCs").
In 2014, New York authorized the sale of cannabis for medical use. There are currently ten registered organizations dispensing cannabis regulated by the Department of Health. Governor Cuomo has backed a proposal to legalize cannabis for adult recreational use in 2019.
In 2012, Massachusetts legalized medical marijuana. Following a 2016 ballot, it legalized the recreational use of cannabis. In 2017, oversight of the state's marijuana industry (including medical use) was entrusted to the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC). The first recreational dispensaries opened to the public in 2018. As of early 2019, over 50 facilities dispense marijuana for medical or recreational (or dual) use.