New Drug Therapies

Informed. Connected. Ahead of the Curve.

We provide expert legal counsel to new drug therapy businesses.

Harris Bricken’s new drug therapies attorneys are recognized leaders at the forefront of the national and global cannabis and psychedelics industries.

Providing industry-expert legal planning, regulatory support, corporate guidance, and compliance strategies, we help our clients build the durable legal frameworks they need for long-term growth and success.

Since 2010, we’ve been helping new drug therapy businesses navigate rapidly evolving regulation and policy not only across the many U.S. states that have implemented legalizing legislation, but also in Canada, Australia, Mexico and the European Union, where similar progress is being made. Our new drug therapies team is consulted regularly by legislators and members of the judiciary, and publishes industry-leading opinions that help educate operators, legislators, and the public.

And as in all areas in which we operate, our new drug therapies attorneys leverage their business knowledge and international networks to help our clients develop cost-effective legal strategies that support global business objectives.

Legal Services for New Drug Therapies:

The shortest distance between your business and success? Us. Our wide range of legal services for new businesses specializing in new drug therapies include:

A Decade of Leadership


Begin representing cannabis business clients in Washington under then-existing medical cannabis laws.


Begin representing cannabis business clients in Oregon under then-existing medical cannabis laws.


Expand into the California cannabis market and represent cannabis non-profits pursuant to the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 and the Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act.


Launch the Canna Law Blog.


Assist multiple financial institutions in complying with the 2014 Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Guidelines regarding banking state-licensed cannabis companies.


Hilary Bricken named one of the 100 most influential people in cannabis.


Host first ever nationwide tribal cannabis conference at the Tulalip Resort and Casino with more than 800 people and more than 400 tribal council authorities in attendance.


Secure first ruling from the Washington State Bar Association holding that lawyers may ethically represent cannabis businesses.


Harris Bricken is appointed to the initial Oregon Liquor Control Commission Rulemaking Advisory Committee for pending adult use marijuana program.


Hilary Bricken gives a first of its kind TedX Talk on Orcas Island regarding whether state legal marijuana is creating Big Marijuana.


Vince Sliwoski teaches a cannabis law course at Lewis & Clark Law School – among the first such courses offered in the nation.


Harris Bricken begins informal advisory relationship with Office of Earl Blumenauer (D- Oregon) regarding federal cannabis legalization issues and strategy.


Hilary Bricken is named one of the 75 most important women in the cannabis industry.


Harris Bricken is retained by the National Credit Union Administration to provide advice and guidance regarding banking cannabis and hemp customers.


Hilary Bricken named by Chambers as the only Tier 1 Cannabis lawyer on the West Coast by Chambers.


New Drug Therapies Team