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Guiding cannabis businesses—and those dealing with the cannabis industry—through the evolving complexities of federal and state laws.

The complexity of federal and state cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD)/hemp laws create a number of challenges for cannabis-related businesses (CRBs), employers, real estate owners, financing sources, banks, private equity firms, investors, vendors, service providers, public companies, and others operating in or doing business with the industry. As laws evolve and ground-breaking decisions are made, businesses and employers face unique issues and unchartered territory.


We help clients navigate the practical and strategic complexities of doing business in the cannabis and CBD/hemp industries. Our services include advising on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, taxation, entity structuring, private equity, venture capital, real estate, banking and securities law, international law, immigration, and risk analysis.

Since many CRBs are entrepreneurial in nature, we also play a critical role in serving as outside general counsel, advising on enforcement of contracts, employment laws, environmental compliance, intellectual property, and other areas of law beyond day-to-day business operations.

Seyfarth was one of the first Am Law 50 firms to create a practice dedicated to the cannabis industry. We were also one of the first law firms to deliver timely and insightful updates on this evolving area of law, which has become crucial to our clients and to the broader business community. We have The Blunt Truth blog as a forum to address the legal and practical implications of cannabis laws across the US.


We are not only known for delivering exceptional client service and outstanding results, but also for doing so in true partnership with clients through our acclaimed service delivery platform. This innovative approach, which combines our vast legal acumen with process design and robust technology resources, sets us apart in the market. We continually demonstrate and provide value through a clear understanding of client needs and desired outcomes, transparent communication and collaboration, right-sized staffing approaches, and the use of data to drive alternative fees.