Cannabis Law

The firm's Cannabis Law group counsels clients on the applicability of state and federal laws as they relate to the cannabis industry. Throughout the past few years, our attorneys have represented clients in many matters related to CBD (cannabidoil) and industrial hemp products, which have exploded in the manufacturing, packaging, retail, and wholesale markets nationwide. 


With the passage of a 2018 constitutional amendment, Missouri became the 31st state to legalize cannabis for medical use. Our attorneys have worked with trade associations and other advocate groups in Missouri toward this goal, and are excited about the multitude of opportunities that it affords our business clients and Missouri patients alike. We are proud members of the National Cannabis Bar Association, as well as other local and national trade and industry-specific groups.


While cannabis will soon be legal for medical purposes in Missouri (and is already legal in Illinois), significant work and planning must be conducted by companies once they decide to enter this space. Regardless of whether a business wants to cultivate, extract/infuse, test, or dispense, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services must first spend months creating rules before the applications for any of these three licenses can be submitted. During this time, attorneys at our firm are working with industry professionals, consultants, lobbyists, and trade associations to understand help guide the rule-making process, in order to provide the most assistance to clients once open enrollment begins for licensing applications.


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