Cannabis and medical marijuana in Mississippi

Cannabis & Medical Marijuana

The cannabis industry, which encompasses hemp, medical marijuana, and adult-use marijuana, has expanded rapidly in recent years due to changes in federal and state law. These nascent markets present a valuable opportunity for entrepreneurs to able to navigate complicated and often inconsistent federal, state, and local regulatory structures. These particular industries are under heightened scrutiny and require thoughtful legal guidance before a business enters or expands into these new markets.

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Navigating Federal Trademark Challenges for Cannabis Companies in the United States
Posted on: 02/21/2024
Cannabis Company Federal Trademark Issues

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Navigating Risks: Strategies to Reduce Risks in Opening a Medical Cannabis Business
Posted on: 02/14/2024
Navigating Risks: Strategies to Reduce Risk in Opening a Medical Cannabis Business Opening a medical cannabis business is a venture laden with potential, but like any industry, it comes with its own set of risks. From legal and regulatory hurdles to financial challenges and market competition, navigating these risks requires careful planning and sIn this article, we will explore effective strategies to mitigate risks and increase the chances of success in the burgeoning medical cannabis industry.

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How McLaughlin Can Help

We have been at the forefront of the hemp and cannabis industries in the southeastern United States and understand the complexities and differences between applicable state and federal law.  We also understand the public-policy issues driving the heightened scrutiny of these industries and frequently advise lawmakers, state agency leaders, and other stakeholders on industry best practices to ensure public-safety concerns are adequately addressed. As states allow businesses to operate in these industries, we are well-positioned to advise companies on how to enter those markets.

Cannabis and medical marijuana in Mississippi

Our experience advising clients in the cannabis industries intersects with the counsel we provide to other clients in highly regulated industries in such areas as:

  • State licensing for highly regulated products
  • Protecting intellectual property, trademarks, trade secrets, licensing, and noncompetes
  • Raising capital, commercial loans, banking and U.S. Department of Treasury, and other Federal regulations
  • Contract drafting and negotiations
  • Commercial real estate transactions including development, financing, and leasing
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Employment, preparing handbooks and policies, benefits and compensation, and litigation
  • Manufacturing and distribution, procuring proper licensing, and contract negotiation and oversight

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