Since 2014, Kutak Rock has advised and represented clients operating in the state-legal cannabis industry. Our attorneys are experienced in advising and representing cannabis clients in matters related to business formation, corporate compliance, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, labor and employment, government affairs, land use and real estate, taxation, financial services, and mergers and acquisitions.
Today there are 33 states that have legalized cannabis for medical use, and 10 states that have legalized cannabis for recreational use. Kutak Rock has attorneys licensed to practice in almost every state that has passed legislation legalizing cannabis (medical or recreational), and offices in many of those states.
Kutak Rock’s team understands the complexities and challenges involved in representing startup companies or less established businesses. The team has the knowledge, understanding and experience necessary to navigate clients through the myriad of challenges navigating state laws and local government rules and regulations, specifically the conflicts between the state laws that have legalized cannabis (whether medical or recreational), and federal law, in which the cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, possession and consumption of cannabis and cannabis-infused products is illegal.