The cannabis industry presents a variety of opportunities and challenges for established businesses and startups alike as state governments have moved rapidly to authorize and regulate medical marijuana and recreational marijuana use in at least 30 states, as well as the District of Columbia.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has also adopted an application for federally approved marijuana production for research purposes. Within this rapidly evolving regulatory landscape, our cannabis attorneys work with clients in the industry to capitalize on this emerging market while navigating complex legal and commercial hurdles.
Cannabis companies operating across the nation rely on Waller's attorneys for assistance with a broad range of legal and policy matters. As a full-service firm with extensive experience representing businesses in heavily regulated industries, Waller is at the forefront of the cannabis industry with a team of attorneys providing advice and counsel on a wide range of issues including:
Many of these issues also affect clients not directly involved in cannabis businesses, but that engage in one or more ways with such businesses. In this regard, we advise entities such as financial institutions, commercial landlords, private lenders, virtual currency companies and payment processors.