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CANNABIS

As the cannabis industry begins to mature, early innovators and investors face a jumble of local and state regulations to navigate – not to mention the conflicting federal laws that pose additional risks to the industry. This industry presents specific challenges that should be addressed with the assistance of appropriate legal counsel.

Thompson Coburn’s cannabis practice is committed to advancing the interests of the industry. We provide creative, precise and cost-effective legal counsel to cannabis businesses. The firm not only represents marijuana producers, sellers and investors on their formation and operation, but also can provide cannabis law guidance to property owners, equipment providers, insurers, software companies and consulting firms.

We leverage our experience to plan for and promote the long-term success of our cannabis clients. With more than 380 lawyers nationwide, Thompson Coburn is a full-service law firm that can assist the cannabis industry in a wide variety of areas, including:

  • Intellectual Property (including trademarks, copyrights, patent applications and patent litigation)
  • Health Care Law
  • Product Liability Litigation and Consultation
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Business Litigation
  • Class Action Defense
  • Product Warnings, Labeling, and Packaging
  • FDA Compliance (including food/additive labeling and safety, as well as facility registration)
  • Licensing and Permits (including grow facilities, cultivators, and dispensaries)
  • Pesticide, Herbicide, and Fungicide Litigation/Consultation
  • Private Investment
  • Corporate (including business formation and general business advice)
  • Labor and Employment/Human Resources
  • Real Estate and Zoning/Land Use

* 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. http://thompsoncoburn.com/firm/conditions-of-use-disclaimers.aspx

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