Medical and Adult Use Cannabis and Marijuana Law
The medical and adult use cannabis industry is emerging throughout the United States. The legal and regulatory landscape is complex; yet, it offers unique opportunities for business owners, entrepreneurs, investors, and others who can navigate these complexities to achieve their business and personal goals.
The attorneys at Barrett | Matura have provided legal advice since 2012 to those involved in, or seeking to enter, the legal medical and adult use cannabis industry in Arizona, Nevada, California, and other states. As more states pass new laws to permit medical or adult cannabis use, Barrett | Matura has expanded its practice and assisted businesses, investors, and individuals around the country with forming business entities, performing due diligence on acquisitions, applying for licenses, understanding state-specific laws, developing policies and procedures, handling employment issues, finding investors, resolving disputes, and ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements.
The attorneys at Barrett | Matura also routinely advise dispensaries, cultivation facilities, investors, business owners, employees, testing companies, and others regarding compliance with the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, the Adult Use Marijuana Program, the Nevada Medical and Recreational Marijuana Establishment Program, the California Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, and the California Adult Use of Marijuana Act. They also provide advice regarding corporate structures, contracts, and licensing issues that arise with the growing, production, and sale of cannabis and cannabis-infused products. With respect to mergers and acquisitions, Barrett | Matura has advised clients in transactions totaling more than $300 million.
When disputes arise, the attorneys at Barrett | Matura also handle litigation matters involving all aspects of the medical and adult use cannabis industry, including disputes before judges and juries in various state courts, arbitrators on arbitration panels, and administrative law judges in proceedings against the Arizona Department of Health Services, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, and the California Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation. The attorneys at Barrett | Matura are often at the forefront of emerging legal issues, called upon to speak at industry events, and routinely create new law to benefit those involved in the medical and adult use cannabis industry.
For more information on any legal issues involving the medical or recreational use of marijuana, please contact one of the below attorneys for assistance.