With the high-growth, highly regulated industry of legalized hemp and cannabis in a constant state of evolution, Munck Wilson Mandala attorneys offer industry intelligence, experience, and cultivated networks to help clients thrive in cannabusiness ventures. MWM represents corporations, businesses, and individuals in nearly every facet and at every stage in the legal cannabis space including regulatory compliance, fundraising, intellectual property, licensing, brand protection, applications, due diligence, corporate governance, and real estate transactions. MWM interacts daily with Cannabis Business Executives (CBE’s) actively cultivating in the marketplace.
The firm leverages our proven expertise in intellectual property, patents, copyrights, trademarks, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate transactions to represent cannabis clients in their IP portfolio development, contractual, partnership and land-use matters, disputes and litigations. We provide corporate governance and capital formation counsel regarding both public and private securities offerings on behalf of privately and publicly held cannabis companies.
Our clients include state-licensed adult-use marijuana, medical marijuana and hemp cultivators, processors, distributors, and dispensaries. We also advise a diverse lineup of non-cannabis companies, including traditional consumer goods companies, real estate developers, financial institutions, media and production companies, food, beverage and spirit conglomerates, fashion and beauty brands, insurance companies, and private equity and venture capital funds in evaluating the regulatory and commercial considerations relevant to cannabusiness.
MWM attorneys have comprehensive, hands-on, cannabis-related experience to apply their advanced skillsets to advise clients on the federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and governmental guidance relevant to conducting business from seed to harvest and investing in cannabis. This includes the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 also referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill, Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering (AML) statutes, Controlled Substances Act (CSA), and the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as well as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and guidance, and state-specific marijuana and hemp regulations.
Hemp + Cannabis Services include:
Highly Cultivated Corporate Counsel for your Cannabusiness.
We strategically counsel clients to navigate all phases of the corporate life cycle, from vision to victory. MWM provides full-service corporate counseling to new and existing cannabis and hemp businesses at all critical junctures: start-up, funding, IP portfolio development and protection, securities, corporate governance, transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.
Regulatory, Licensing & Compliance
Regulatory red tape? We supply the scissors.
We assist hemp and cannabusinesses to identify, acquire, and operate commercial hemp and cannabis licenses at the local and state level, and assist in critical compliance deadlines for compliance along with tracking renewal and help navigate new programming as the industry continues to revolutionize.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Cannabis deals done right – from the start(up).
We are corporate authorities on the regulatory requirements to achieve the innovative idea into a successful compliant investment. Our attorneys have the knowledge, insight, and experience to craft, negotiate and execute the right deal.
B2B Supply Chain
From handshake to harvest.
We expertly counsel cultivators, manufacturers, distributors, testing facilities, and retailers to negotiate, craft and close contracts that drive corporate growth while remaining compliant with local and state regulations.
Commercial Real Estate
We provide full range real estate legal services, including financing, acquisitions, dispositions, and leasing for hemp and cannabusinesses including farming, grow facilities, dispensaries, and retailers. MWM attorneys represent real estate investment companies, syndicators, operating groups, hospitality corporations, private investors, and start-ups. MWM attorneys are highly experienced in all phases of the purchase, sale, and financing of real estate assets.
Hemp & Hemp-based Products
Leveling the legal landscape of the Hemp Horizon.
We skillfully steer hemp farmers, processors, manufacturers, product developers and marketers through the rapidly evolving guidelines and regulations pertaining to permits and licenses, sampling and testing, distribution, transportation, or branding and packaging.
Helping bridge gaps in policy for plant-based pharma, health, and wellness from seed to salvation.
As decriminalization, research efforts, and stigma-reducing campaigns expand across the nation for plant-based and other historically misunderstood elements, we are deeply engaged in conversations and legislative movements helping to bridge gaps in policy. MWM attorneys stay actively aware of the latest industry intel to keep clients informed and prepared for shifts in existing laws that will support scientific research and access to plant-based pharma alternatives.