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  • In addition to thorough legal knowledge, your attorney needs to know the ins-and-outs of marijuana law for your specific county. These laws are nuanced and regulated by numerous governments and agencies.

    Your attorney can help you:

    • Create a business plan for a cannabis startup
    • Answer your questions about California's legalization of recreational marijuana
    • Comply with point-of-sale and dispensary laws in your county
    • Follow new rules on THC limits and intellectual property laws related to CBD or marijuana products
    • Work through compliance concerns for a marijuana industry business license
    • Find legal cannabis distribution options

    With over one million attorneys in the FindLaw directory, the right local attorney is just a few clicks away. They can assist your business with legal venture capital options, license application fee and deadline compliance, relations between cannabis company co-founders, and compliance with e-commerce or incubator programs.

    Use the contact form to reach out to the right California attorney for your cannabis business needs today.

  • Cannabis is still considered an illegal narcotic under federal law. The possession of marijuana, marijuana use, cultivation, and transportation of cannabis across state lines are federal offenses. As long as marijuana is considered illegal under federal law, businesses are highly restricted in any interstate commerce. This includes more than just physically crossing state lines. Federal regulations may impact how an in-state operation can conduct:

    • Marketing
    • Online shopping
    • Distribution
    • Credit card processing
    • Use of financial institutions

    Failing to comply with complex state and federal marijuana laws can expose a business owner to the risk of criminal charges.

  • If you are looking to start a cannabis business in Solano County, California, a cannabis lawyer can be essential to making sure you comply with the complex marijuana laws. Cannabis laws continue to evolve and finding a cannabis lawyer with experience navigating state and local regulations can help you avoid any unnecessary pitfalls or legal setbacks.

    The cannabis industry has to deal with multiple state and local laws involving land use, taxation, and licensing. A cannabis attorney understands how to anticipate foreseeable issues and can address them before they become a problem. Use FindLaw to find a cannabis attorney who will help you get your new business off the ground.

  • Here are a few to get you started:

    • How long have you been in practice?
    • How many cases like mine have you handled?
    • How often do you settle cases out of court?
    • What are your fees and costs?
    • What are the next steps?

  • It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:

    • Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
    • Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
    • Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.

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