Cannabis Law

Montgomery McCracken’s Cannabis Law Practice Group is dedicated to providing our clients with a comprehensive understanding of the laws and regulations surrounding medical and recreational marijuana.

Our attorneys have experience working with highly regulated businesses to guide them through the continuously developing grid of state and federal regulations. This experience, together with our innovative thinking, will allow our attorneys to provide expert counsel to governing bodies, cannabis entrepreneurs, hemp producers, and any auxiliary businesses on issues involving intellectual property, employment law, land use, zoning, municipal law, healthcare law and licensing.

The cannabis industry is expanding rapidly and does not seem to be slowing down with the increase in state legalization of marijuana. An increasing number of states allow medical and recreational cannabis and this emerging market is expected to grow its revenue from $8.5 billion in 2017 to $23.4 billion in 2022. Nonetheless, the industry is still very complex and the forced meshing of federal and state laws can be conflicting. Our attorneys help navigate the confusion of the cannabis industry to ensure our clients success while also operating ethically and responsibly.

Representative matters

  • Represented dispensary and grower/processor permit applicants in administrative proceedings before the Pennsylvania Department of Health and in litigation before the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania during Pennsylvania’s Phase I medical marijuana permitting cycle;
  • Represented a business entity in the submission of an application to New Jersey Department of Health, Division of Medicinal Marijuana for dispensary license;
  • Represented a hemp company in preparing trademark applications for CBD products;
  • Represented a start-up company in the hemp cultivation and extraction business;
  • Represented a wellness and nutrition company focused on the development and distribution of CBD infused products;
  • Represented hedge funds with the financing of licenses for the cultivation and dispensary of cannabis; and
  • Represented an institutional investor in connection with its large investment in a venture fund focusing exclusively on the cannabis industry.

Disclaimer: Using, possessing, distributing and/or selling marijuana is illegal under federal law, regardless of any state law.  Businesses and individuals should be aware that compliance with state law does not assure compliance with federal law.  Federal laws may be enforced in the future.  Legal advice provided by Montgomery McCracken is designed to counsel clients regarding the existing and/or proposed cannabis law.  No legal advice we give is intended to provide any guidance or assistance in violating federal law.