Cannabis Business

Seated amongst the popular and optimal growing regions of the Santa Cruz, Big Sur and Santa Lucia Mountains, L+G has utilized its agriculture business expertise to advise the Cannabis Business industry as it moves from the mountains into the open valleys in California. A new, legitimate and transparent industry has evolved after twenty years of medical legalization. Entrepreneurs seeking to establish themselves as a cannabis business desire more certainty, understanding and influence on cannabis policy. L+G provides their clients with the expert legal assistance they need to effectively manage risk while building for the future.

L+G’s CannaBusiness team is headed by Aaron Johnson, an experienced policy, agriculture and Cannabis Business lawyer in the Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo areas. The firm founded Coastal Growers Association, a trade association established on behalf of those in the cannabis business, and maintains active involvement in organizations such as National Cannabis Industry Association, California Cannabis Industry Association, Marijuana Policy Project, Americans For Safe Access and California NORML.

L+G is actively participating in emerging business and policy discussions affecting the industry. Clients confidently rely on L+G to help them identify and manage legal issues relevant to all cannabis businesses—both today and in anticipation of a post-legalization future. The firm advises and represents clients directly involved in cannabis grows, manufacturing, transportation and dispensaries, as well as ancillary cannabis businesses, which provide products and services to the industry. Our attorneys work on an individual level to develop long-term strategies suited to each client’s own unique needs.

Succeeding in the cannabis industry often requires a close involvement in the policy landscape. L+G has a proven track record of achieving policy objectives through political and government advocacy for their clients and the California’s agriculture industry at large.

L+G believes that a sensible cannabis policy can bring important revenue to California and much needed reform to our criminal justice system. Thoughtful cannabis regulation will decrease crime while increasing tax revenue and job growth throughout the State. The L+G firm provides a rare combination of business, legal and policy advocacy experience, coupled with an exceptional understanding of the cannabis industry.