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Vast experience in a budding industry.

Husch Blackwell has one of the largest and most experienced teams in the nation dedicated to the marijuana industry, with 80 attorneys nationwide. Our clients include not only the nation’s largest cannabis companies, but also large multinational companies making their first forays into cannabis

Led by a USA Nationwide Tier 1 lawyer in Cannabis Law in the 2021 Chambers USA legal directory, our team is a recognized leader in the industry with members dedicated to the practice of cannabis law, not merely a collection of attorneys who happen to have handled a few related deals and cases. Additionally, our team tackles marijuana regulatory matters across the nation – including California, Colorado, Missouri and New York.

In the Marijuana industry, we regularly represent medical and adult-use marijuana stores, medical and adult-use marijuana cultivations, manufacturers of marijuana-infused products, marijuana testing facilities, marijuana technology companies, industrial hemp farms and processors, landlords, private equity funds, public companies (U.S. and Canada), credit unions and security companies. Additionally, we counsel investors for these companies.

Representative Experience

  • Serve as outside general counsel to various medical and recreational cannabis dispensaries on a variety of matters including corporate and securities, vendor contracts, employment law, corporate governance, real estate, intellectual property, customs, sweepstakes, litigation and tax.
  • Handled the structuring of a convertible note offering and subsequent preferred offerings for a national marijuana company.
  • Represent clients in the development of commercial greenhouses used by cannabis tenants in multiple states.
  • Negotiated warehouse leases for numerous landlords and tenants across multiple states throughout the last nine years.
  • Develop and license proprietary technology and trademarks for technology and intellectual property holding companies in the marijuana industry operating in the United States.
  • Represent cannabis clients in complex commercial litigation and regulatory matters related to marijuana.
  • Provide ongoing regulatory, employment, tax, corporate and securities counsel to adult-use and medical cannabis clients.
  • Assisted numerous clients in obtaining medical or retail licenses across multiple states.
  • Advise medical and adult-use stores, marijuana-infused-products manufacturers and marijuana testing facilities on regulatory issues at local and state levels in multiple states.
  • Represent cannabis operators in administrative show cause orders, negotiation of remediation plans and stipulated settlement agreements with state and local agencies.
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Testimonial Andy Williams, President, Medicine Man

"The firm has a wide range of legal expertise within their ranks and has been phenomenal in helping with our many varied needs. Their cannabis industry knowledge is unparalleled by other firms. We highly recommend Husch Blackwell to anyone in the cannabis industry." 

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