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Cannabis and Coronavirus: Issues for cannabis-related businesses to overcome

Spenser Owens March 24, 2020
Empty cannabis dispensary

In the wake of COVID-19, the legal cannabis industry is feeling the pain as demand and sales decline. Dispensaries and other cannabis businesses face limited operations at best, and risk of default due to provisions in supply contracts and loan documents at worst. READ MORE

Thompson Coburn advises clients on state laws governing the business of cannabis to facilitate compliance with those state laws. Federal laws concerning cannabis currently conflict with state laws in states that have legalized cannabis or possession of cannabis. Although federal enforcement policy may at times defer to these states’ laws and not enforce conflicting federal laws, interested businesses and individuals should be aware that compliance with state law in no way assures compliance with federal law, and there is a risk that conflicting federal laws may be enforced in the future. In addition to this Cannabis-specific note, readers should review Thompson Coburn’s Conditions of Use / Disclaimers page containing other important information.