The still-emerging cannabis industry faces novel legal complexity. Experience and local know-how help lead the way in this evolving space.
The legal cannabis sector has grown from a handful of jurisdictions into a multibillion-dollar coast-to-coast industry. Such fast growth inevitably creates a maze of regulations and financial and operational challenges. Holland & Hart helps businesses cut through the complexity.
The volume of legal challenges facing entrepreneurs and companies entering and operating in the cannabis space is as vast and growing as the opportunities. New products using hemp, marijuana, CBD, and other cannabinoids hit the market every day. They are subject to a host of unique legal pitfalls, including thorny tax issues (particularly Section 280E), licensing and compliance, operating in a federally illegal landscape, and a patchwork of state and local laws, in addition to traditional legal concerns.
Leveraging experience from the first state legalization efforts, our team guides clients not just with ensuring operational compliance, but in building creative solutions and productive relationships with state, local, and federal authorities. Our tailored approach helps cannabis businesses, stakeholders, and ancillary service providers analyze risks and chart a strategic course in this dynamic industry.