The newly emerging cannabis industry is one of the fastest-growing markets in those states where cannabis has been legalized under state law. Currently, more than half of the states, plus the District of Columbia, have decriminalized cannabis for either medicinal or recreational adult use. Dickinson Wright is positioned as one of the only full-service law firms to welcome clients operating in this industry and to provide specialized counsel both to clients operating with state-issued licenses and to businesses providing goods and services to the industry.
Comprehensive Legal Advice
The experienced and knowledgeable Dickinson Wright legal team can help clients navigate the constantly changing state and federal legal landscape surrounding this emerging market. While many states have decriminalized some or all forms of cultivating, distributing, dispensing, possessing and using cannabis, cannabis remains federally illegal and thus manufacturing, distributing, dispensing and possessing marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. The novel interaction between federal and the various state laws is complex and requires lawyers with a sophisticated understanding of the nuances of the applicable state and federal laws combined with a deep understanding of the economic, regulatory and operational challenges facing the emerging cannabis industry.
Our lawyers provide the timely and proactive advice that clients need to clearly understand the practical and business implications these state and federal laws present for their businesses. With our guidance, clients are able to pursue their specific targeted business objectives while avoiding unnecessary legal and business risk.
NCIA is leading the cannabis industry's unified and coordinated campaign to ensure our business sector is treated fairly and has the opportunity to reach its full potential. Now - more than ever - is the time to invest in your business and the future of the industry by becoming a member.