Regulated Substances

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Heather Russell Fine

As the medical marijuana industry continues to grow, our team is ready to advise clients on how to establish and operate businesses in all aspects of this exciting new industry: cultivation, manufacturing, retail sale, transportation, distribution, delivery, security and testing. We provide legal advice on how to navigate the evolving state medical marijuana laws and regulations so that clients can best protect themselves and their businesses. We provide assistance in the following areas:

  • navigating the process for receiving a cannabis business license as well as defending clients who are at risk of license suspension or revocation
  • assisting with regulatory compliance surrounding insurance, taxation, banking processes and DEA registration
  • representing clients in litigation involving employment contracts and disputes, vendor disagreements, or conflicts between business owners
  • protecting intellectual property through copywriting and trademarking
  • advising clients on State & Federal criminal law as it pertains to risks associated with involvement in and operation of medical marijuana businesses
  • counseling on land use issues for dispensaries and cultivation sites, and navigating applicable governmental zoning regulations and ordinances
  • represent clients in all aspects of administrative hearings and litigation arising out of applications for zoning variances and approvals
  • represent clients in negotiating with local civic groups concerned about nuisance and other imposition on community