The legal landscape surrounding CBD and cannabis is complex and uncertain, but that has not slowed down the proliferation of marijuana-related products. With growing demand and regulations varying by location and industry, businesses involved in the legal growing, processing, distributing, and marketing of cannabis, as well as those providing services to these businesses, must take the necessary steps to avoid the risk of steering away from local, state, and federal rules.

Bilzin Sumberg's attorneys collaborate across various practices to provide counsel to growers, distributors, processors, investors and other ancillary businesses operating in the cannabis sector. We can provide assistance in entity formation, licensing and IP, tax structuring, and financing. As it pertains to real property, we are well versed in land use and zoning, land acquisitions, and leasing. When disputes arise, we are equally adept to handle claims related to false advertising, class actions, and other commercial litigation or to assist with restructurings, workouts, and other insolvency-related matters.

Disclaimer: Possessing, using, distributing, and/or selling marijuana or marijuana based products is illegal under federal law, notwithstanding the effect of any state law that may legalize or tolerate such activity in certain situations and circumstances. No legal advice we give is intended to provide any guidance or assistance in violating any state or federal law and all interested persons should be aware that compliance with state law does not eliminate the possibility that federal laws may nevertheless be enforced.

Javier F. Aviñó
Practice Group Leader, Land Development & Government Relations
Jose Sariego
Lori Lustrin