Advising cannabis industry clients on:

  • business formation and operations
  • medical and recreational licensing and regulatory compliance
  • municipal approvals of host community agreements
  • local siting, zoning and permitting requirements
  • debt and equity financing and joint ventures
  • real estate acquisitions, sales and leasing
  • environmental issues affecting developers, landlords and tenants
  • employment issues, including executive employment contracts, drafting employee handbooks and training on workplace policies and procedures
  • tax matters
  • intellectual property protection
  • information privacy and data security planning

Outcomes we can be proud of.

  • Representing a dispensary in its state Land Court challenge to impermissible restrictions imposed on its cannabis manufacturing license via local permit provisions.
  • Advising a recreational licensee on compliance issues with economic empowerment status.
  • Representing a medical marijuana dispensary in appealing the denial of a special permit and the improper grant of a permit to a competitor.
  • Representing a medical marijuana licensee in business matters, including business formation, raising capital and structuring a management services agreement.
  • Representing a holder of multiple medical marijuana dispensary licenses in a facility ownership dispute.
  • Representing a services provider to a Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensary business in contractual arrangements and tax matters.
  • Represented a tri-licensed dispensary in negotiating options to purchase and lease property, including analyzing zoning regulations.
  • Represented a medical marijuana dispensary license holder in Massachusetts Superior Court in the successful appeal of its license revocation.
  • Negotiated employment and equity agreements for senior executives.


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 or in any client alerts does not and is not intended to provide any assistance in violating federal law.


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Community Involvement

December 18, 2019

Rob Munnelly Re-Elected to Northeast Energy and Commerce Association Board of Directors

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November 18, 2019

Mass. Cannabis Industry Welcomes Feds’ Regulatory Probe

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October 30, 2019

Recent Changes to Massachusetts Cannabis Regulations

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Speaking Engagements

October 28, 2019

Whither the Traditional Telephone Network?

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October 24, 2019

What are the Business Regulations for Cannabis in Massachusetts?

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October 17, 2019

Andrew Myers Serves on Table of Experts for Boston Business Journal’s “The Business of Cannabis”

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Firm Announcements

August 20, 2019

Davis Malm Submits Comments to Cannabis Control Commission Regarding Proposed Revisions to Cannabis Regulations

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August 8, 2019

Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Proposes Revisions to Cannabis Regulations

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July 31, 2019

Landmark Win for Growers Who Wouldn’t Take “No” For An Answer

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