We are very pleased to announce that Ballard Spahr has unveiled its cannabis practice.  Businesses in this fast-changing industry face unique issues and require smart, strategic advisers. Ballard Spahr has a national team of experienced attorneys who assist at each step along the way.

As more states legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational use, the lawyers in our cannabis practice are helping businesses in the cannabis industry gear up not only to seize, but to help create opportunities presented by this growth trend.  We cover the full range of cannabusiness issues, from entity formation, capitalization, and transactions to banking, employment, and government advocacy—a key area in states where the focus now turns to regulation and implementation.

We have advised growers, dispensaries, technology companies, researchers and investors on a variety of regulatory, licensing, corporate, financing, intellectual property, and other legal issues. Combining our knowledge of the industry and regulatory landscape with our business acumen and experience in other heavily regulated industries, we work with cannabis-industry clients to establish viable, compliant business models that achieve their goals.

And, of course, we advise financial institutions which are working with, or are contemplating working with, businesses operating directly or indirectly in the cannabis industry — a topic on which we have blogged repeatedly.

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