A trusted guide for cannabis businesses.
Our lawyers are accustomed to addressing corporate legal matters in difficult emerging markets and can provide your cannabis business with the comprehensive legal planning, nimble local regulatory support, broad corporate guidance, and nuanced compliance strategies it requires.
We’ve helped hundreds of businesses navigate rapidly evolving cannabis regulation and policy, as well as a variety of corporate legal matters including formation and structuring, transactional agreements, IP, corporate governance, taxation, licensing, expansion, and the acquisition and leasing of real property. Our cannabis lawyers are highly experienced business attorneys and a much sought-after industry resource, consistently delivering a powerful combination of state-specific knowledge and national perspective.
With nearly a decade of multi-state experience in the nation’s fastest-growing medical and recreational cannabis markets, you won’t find a more experienced and reputable cannabis law team than Harris Bricken’s, anywhere. Our lawyers successfully serve the exacting needs of our California, Oregon and Washington state cannabis clients in this high-risk, thriving, and ever-changing industry.
National leaders and counsel to Cannabis businesses in California, Washington and Oregon
Harris Bricken’s renowned Cannabis Law attorneys are recognized national leaders at the forefront of the cannabis industry and the movement to legalize. Prior to legalization in Washington state, our attorneys formed a semi-independent sub-practice formerly known as the Canna Law Group to act as trusted and deeply knowledgeable industry advocates, helping to educate would-be cannabis operators, state and city council representatives, and an anxious public.
Over the years, as the effort to legalize cannabis has steadily progressed across state lines, our attorneys have been there. They have tirelessly continued to educate in an effort to help shape cannabis legislation and policy in some of the most dynamic, complex, and heavily scrutinized cannabis markets in the US.
With legalization, Harris Bricken’s well-established Corporate Law and Emerging Markets practices—in addition to our firm’s deep knowledge of cannabis regulation and extensive industry and regulatory networks—uniquely positioned us to build a robust, client-centered Cannabis Law practice. We’ve designed our practice to meet the unique needs, challenges and opportunities of our cannabis clients: the retailers, processors, growers, investors, and ancillary businesses that are the future of a strong, sustainable cannabis industry.
Since 2010, our Cannabis Law practice has grown considerably, but our commitment has always remained the same: to help our clients build a durable legal framework for long-term growth and success.
An intelligent, timely resource for the cannabis industry and major media outlets
Beyond advising individual businesses, our attorneys are committed to fortifying, defending, and building credibility for the industry as a whole. Harris Bricken’s cannabis business attorneys are more than legal strategists—they are thought leaders: forward-thinking bloggers, educators, writers, and speakers.
They regularly write articles for legal journals and frequently post to our acclaimed and widely followed Canna Law Blog. We speak to business groups, academic institutions, and government bodies on a variety of cannabis legal issues, and are frequently quoted by global and local media outlets.
Our cannabis lawyers consistently collaborate with the other lawyers in our firm to leverage a wide range of legal strengths and a national and international network of industry-leading professionals to offer our clients effective and timely support.