Knowledgeable Legal Counsel In Virginia's Budding Cannabis Industry
Launching a business in the cannabis industry presents an exciting opportunity
for Virginia entrepreneurs. However, this industry is loaded with legal
complications and regulatory snags that can cause legal headaches for
even the sharpest business minds. This is especially true in Virginia,
where state law conflicts with federal law as it relates to marijuana.
We make it our goal to not only understand your business's specific objectives
but to make sure they are met.
We work with cannabis clients that are interested in the following industries:
To find out more about how our cannabis lawyers in Virginia can help,
contact our firm today.
Our firm provides complete regulatory compliance advice for your business,
no matter if you are in cultivation, manufacturing, or retail. While Virginia's
regulatory agency, the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority (VCCA), will
be establishing regulations over the next few months, our top priority
will be learning how they apply specifically to your business. We will
work on your business plan to ensure that it meets all of Virginia's requirements
and implement industry-specific best practices. We understand that not
only must you be compliant with federal and state law, but you must also
abide by local regulations and zoning ordinances. We will provide comprehensive
advice that takes your business's location into account and handles locality-specific
issues that may arise.
Risk management is also a large part of this industry, given the current
conflicts between federal and state law. Our attorneys are knowledgeable
on how these conflicts can affect your business and even you personally.
We take risk management very seriously and will advise on how to best
protect yourself and your business.
Whether you are in cultivation, manufacturing, or retail, you need to focus
on running and operating your business – leave the compliance to us!
While applications are not available just yet, our firm will be handling
all cannabis business licensing from A to Z. We will know all the application
components required for cultivation, wholesale, manufacturing, and retail
licenses and will walk you through the entire process. Our attorneys are
knowledgeable about Virginia's specific timetables, deadlines, and requirements.
We are also able to assist your businesses in drafting the related legal
documents that will be needed to complete your application. We will file
your application and provide any additional representation that may be
needed during the application process, including administrative hearings.
The application process will be highly competitive since there are caps
on the number of licenses available. While no one can guarantee that a
business will be granted a license, we use our expertise to ensure that
our clients have the greatest chance of success in being licensed.
We Are Here to Help You Grow
Our attorneys assist cannabis businesses at every stage of their business
development. We advise start-up businesses on comprehensive legal and
regulatory compliance from advertising to building specifications to standard
operating procedures to everything in between. In addition, we are able
to provide ongoing legal and regulatory compliance with Virginia law as
it changes and adapts to the industry landscape.
Our Knowledge & Experience Protect You
At this early developmental stage of the cannabis industry, both statewide
and nationally, the competition is fierce and the pace of change is at
full tilt. In addition, this is a highly regulated, complex industry.
It is important to work with lawyers who understand the nuances of the
Virginia application process as well as the differences in state and federal law.
We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions regarding cannabis
business issues and assist in your efforts, no matter what stage you are
at. Our consultations are custom-tailored to your business/license interests
Below are just a few examples of things that can be discussed:
- When can I apply for a license?
- Are there caps on how many licenses will be issued?
- What licenses are offered and what are the corresponding application requirements?
- Can I use an internet-based sales platform for my retail?
- What are zoning requirements for cultivation vs retail?
- Do I qualify for a Social Equity license?
- What benefits come with a Social Equity license?
- Can I trademark my products?
- Can I vertically integrate (own more than one license)?
- How do I manage risk and remain in compliance with the differences in federal
and state law?
- Can I open a lounge?
- How can I be vertically integrated (own more than one license)?
- What business entity formation is best to operate under?
- Are there residency requirements?
If you have these or any other questions, book a consultation with our
Virginia cannabis law attorneys today! Call
(540) 317-3089 or use our
online contact form to schedule a consultation.