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YES WE CAN - NABIS

Legalized marijuana – be it for medical or recreational use – is here and the business is booming. Cannabis in all its forms, including CBD, is a multi-billion dollar industry that has taken the marketplace by storm and only shows signs of continued growth, as more and more states turn green.

We have watched the legalization debate for years, and continue to monitor the long-term viability of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) (21 U.S.C. § 811), the law that renders the medical and recreational use of cannabis illegal on the federal level. The CSA aside, we embrace the acceptance, regulation and ongoing commercialization of marijuana in the ever-expanding list of jurisdictions that have legalized it, and have built a practice around the industry. We have done so with the understanding that while players in the cannabis space are confronted with a unique set of regulatory challenges, they are also subject to the same operational issues prevalent across industries.

With that in mind, the cannabis attorneys at Michelman & Robinson take pride in their representation of marijuana-related businesses (e.g., retailers, wholesalers, processors, growers, distributors, licensees/licensors, investors and ancillary concerns) and those promoting social equity within the cannabis sector.

DISCLAIMER:   PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE POSSESSION, CULTIVATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF MEDICAL OR RECREATIONAL CANNABIS REMAINS ILLEGAL UNDER THE FEDERAL CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT (“CSA”), AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE MAINTAINS THE AUTHORITY TO FEDERALLY PROSECUTE CANNABIS BUSINESSES THAT MAY OTHERWISE BE LEGAL IN VARYING STATES. RELATED BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONALS WORKING IN OR WITH THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY ARE ALSO SUBJECT TO PROSECUTION UNDER THE FEDERAL LAW. NOTE THAT STATE LAWS THAT DECRIMINALIZE THE POSSESSION, CULTIVATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF CANNABIS ARE IN CONFLICT WITH THE CSA, AND THERE IS ALWAYS A RISK THAT THE CONFLICTING FEDERAL LAW MAY BE ENFORCED. THAT BEING SAID, IN NO EVENT SHALL MICHELMAN & ROBINSON’S SERVICES INCLUDE LEGAL ADVICE OR COUNSEL IN CONNECTION WITH ANY ILLEGAL ASPECTS OF THE CANNABIS BUSINESS, AND THE FIRM’S REPRESENTATION OF CANNABIS-RELATED CLIENTS IS NOT INTENDED, AND SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED, AS AIDING IN THE COMMISSION OF AN ILLEGAL ACT OR VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW.

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