Industries & Practices

Cannabis Industry

Cannabis Industry

    We help clients navigate the constantly changing state and federal legal landscape surrounding this emerging industry.  

    Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP) is a complex set of laws that addresses cultivation, processing, sales and dispensing, medical care and treatment.

    Our talented team guides clients through all aspects of the unique and emerging legal issues presented by the lawful sale of cannabis in Ohio. Since the MMCP was first launched, our attorneys have worked with clients on an array of cannabis-related matters involving licensing, contracts, banking, health care and long-term care, corporate, financing, real estate, employment, lobbying and intellectual property.

    Our services include:

    • Licensing for cultivation, processing and dispensing
    • Litigation and administrative proceedings for licensing or related matters
    • State, local and federal regulatory compliance
    • Banking and finance
    • Entity formation
    • Mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions
    • Real estate development, land use and leasing
    • Medical and health care services
    • Government relations
    • Intellectual property protection
    • Taxation issues
    • Employment law matters
    Note that marijuana is still a controlled substance and possessing, using, distributing and/or selling marijuana is prohibited by federal law. The advice of our attorneys is limited to assistance of clients regarding conduct expressly permitted under Sub. H.B. 532 of the 131st General Assembly authorizing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes and any state statutes, rules, orders or other provisions implementing the act, as expressly permitted by Rule 1.2(d)(2) of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct. No advice or resources provided by one or more of our attorneys is intended to provide any guidance or assistance in violating federal law.