California , San Francisco
Clark Neubert LLP provides comprehensive and experienced legal counsel to cannabis businesses in all aspects of their formation and ongoing operation.
Serving as outside general counsel, we empower our clients to form and maintain proper medical marijuana business entities in compliance with state and local law, and relevant guidelines; obtain licensure and permitting; stay current and in compliance with state law and local ordinances; continue to promote a positive impact on the communities they serve; identify, assess, and manage risks; and maneuver expertly through any dispute or controversy they may face.
Not only do we keep current on the quickly-changing landscape in adult-use and medical marijuana laws, we seek creative and practical ways of preparing our clients for the inevitable next phase of regulation in California, as well as other states with doors open to the industry. As attorneys specializing in the medical marijuana field, with clients and a network across the country in all medical marijuana and adult-use states, we advocate for, connect, and mindfully navigate our clients through the green frontier.
We maintain up-to-the moment knowledge of law enforcement patterns, prosecutorial interpretations, and trends in criminal courts, which proves invaluable, particularly to those clients located in certain jurisdictions. Our approach is a mix of creativity and conservatism so that our clients can start and grow successful medical marijuana businesses that strictly comply with all laws, rules, and regulations.
These services include:
-Corporate formation and organization in accordance with state and local laws
-Counsel regarding federal, state, and local tax rules specific to marijuana businesses
-Counsel regarding non-profit operation, transparent record-keeping, and financial accounting
-Geographic-specific counsel regarding law enforcement patterns, prosecutorial interpretations, and trends in criminal courts
-Client-specific operating contracts, rules and policies, and procedures
-Counsel regarding day-to-day operations for: dispensaries, cultivation facilities, processing facilities, edibles kitchens and delivery services
-Counsel regarding production of edible and other marijuana-infused products, proper labeling, and related issues
-Policies and procedures for storefront dispensaries
-Negotiating and drafting commercial lease agreements (landlords and tenants)
-Grower designations and documents necessary for cultivation
-Transportation designations and documents necessary for transportation
-Preparation of licensing agreements and effective protection of cannabis-related intellectual property