Since 2012, when medical marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, Davis Malm attorneys have represented clients in the highly-regulated cannabis industry. The scope of our practice continued to grow in 2016 with the legalization of recreational marijuana use.
Whether a client is a start-up cannabis business, a company providing goods and services to the cannabis market, or an investor, our attorneys can help them navigate through this developing industry. Our clients are very often pacesetters, paving the way for others to do business in this emerging market.
Our business attorneys have decades of experience working with venture capitalists, private equity firms, banks, credit unions, and entrepreneurs, and are able to make introductions where appropriate. Our clients refer to Davis Malm attorneys as pioneering and “outside-the-box” thinkers. We have been at the forefront in helping shape the Massachusetts regulations affecting the cannabis industry and have created a practice group focused specifically on serving clients in this evolving area.
Our experience across numerous practice areas allows us to meet the legal needs of clients in all facets of the cannabis industry, including:
Our cannabis group has a comprehensive knowledge of this industry. Among our attorneys is a Massachusetts State Representative who, in 2015, introduced House Bill 1561, which served as a model for the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act of 2016, to legalize the possession, use, private cultivation, and the sale of cannabis for recreational purposes by people aged 21 and older. He currently serves as Vice Chair on the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy. Our attorneys also include those who regularly speak and write on topics related to cannabis laws, and who have been sought out by the media as industry experts.
Disclaimer: Possessing, using, distributing, or selling marijuana or marijuana-based products is illegal under federal law, even where a state law decriminalizes or legalizes such activities. Compliance with state law does not assure compliance with federal law. Any information on our website on in any client alerts is not intended to provide any assistance in violating federal law.
Dave Rogers sits down with Radio Entrepreneurs to discuss the legalization of adult use marijuana in Massachusetts, including his involvement with the legislature. Listen to full podcast here.
Marijuana and the Workplace (18:45)
Presented By Gary M. Feldman
Gary Feldman explores the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana use in Massachusetts and provides insight on how employers should handle marijuana use in the workforce.
Medical Marijuana Update: What it Means for Employers (15:11)
Presented By Gary M. Feldman, Tamsin R. Kaplan, David M. Rogers and Lawrence J. Casey
Gary Feldman informs attendees how the legalization of medical marijuana in Massachusetts impacts employers and what, if any, accommodations they need to offer employees.