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Cannabis Law: Licensing & Regulation

There are unlimited new business opportunities in and around the expanding cannabis industry. In order to obtain a state license, a business must first obtain a local operating permit.

While many businesses have been operating in a gray area over the past decade, all commercial cannabis activity now requires state licensing and businesses are now 100% illegal if they don’t operate according to the Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA”)

We can assist businesses in:

  • Obtaining permits and licenses
  • Navigating the pitfalls and misunderstandings that lead to both civil and criminal penalties
  • Identifying business opportunities in and around the cannabis  industry
  • Evaluating whether or not specific business opportunities are right for you

A Growing List of States With New Laws

The number of states that allow marijuana for medical and recreational purposes is growing.

As of January 2018:

United States that are Recreational or Medicinal Marijuana States