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Cannabis Law

Murchison & Cumming’s Cannabis Law Practice Group attorneys have the experience to handle a myriad of legal issues impacting businesses within the legalized cannabis industry and its rapidly changing regulatory environment. We are involved in the ongoing policy developments and changes to provide guidance and strategic advice and prepare our clients to be compliant with state and local legislation and regulations.

The team provides comprehensive and strategic advice and counseling to cannabis businesses in all aspects from business formation to continuing operation.

We assist with:

  • Corporate formation and governance;
  • commercial transactions;
  • labor and employment;
  • licensing and regulatory issues; and
  • litigation and insurance coverage analysis.

In addition to assisting clients within the cannabis industry, our team also advises and counsels clients who are affected by cannabis legalization.

Our attorneys handle:

  • Landlord/tenant representation;
  • labor and employment issues;
  • risk management issues;
  • product liability; and
  • professional liability issues.

Our commitment to understanding our clients' objectives and goals surrounding their situations allows us to excel at advising them from the moment we begin our representation. As the cannabis legal landscape is ever changing, it is wise to seek legal counsel to help your business stay current and compliant.

Disclaimer: The possession, distribution and manufacturing of marijuana are illegal under federal law. State law, which may in some jurisdictions decriminalize such activity under certain circumstances, is superseded by federal law. Violation of federal drug laws carries serious penalties, with the federal government reserving the right to seize and seek civil forfeiture of real or personal property facilitating the sale of marijuana and money or proceeds accruing from such transactions. Although the U.S. Department of Justice has noted that an effective state regulatory system and a marijuana operation’s compliance therein should be considered in the exercise of investigative and prosecutorial discretion, its authority to prosecute violations of federal law is not diminished by the passage of state laws that may decriminalize such activity. Law or policy covering this industry may change at any time. The legal counsel and documents we provide are related solely to assist in compliance with the laws of the state of California and Nevada.

For more information about the Cannabis Law Practice Group of Murchison & Cumming LLP, its attorneys and services, please contact:

Michael J. Nunez, Co-Chair

Heidi C. Quan, Co-Chair