Cannabis Lawyers

Seated amongst the highly regarded 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.

As a premier Monterey County area firm, with offices in Monterey, Salinas, King City, Paso Robles and Hollister, L+G’s CannaBusiness team led by Aaron Johnson, provides our clients with the expert legal assistance they need to manage risk while building for a successful future.

One of California’s fastest growing industries, the Cannabis Business, is highly regulated and changing quickly. L+G’s cannabis attorneys understand the complex requirements concerning all aspects of cannabis business including, but not limited to, distribution, permit size, permit quantities, investment related documentation and entity formation, farm size and the number of licenses. Laws regulating both medical and recreational cannabis in California are becoming consumer oriented and reinforce many laws already applicable to large agribusiness located in the Salinas Valley that leads the world with fresh produce. Our California cannabis lawyers assist our marijuana business clients with proper corporate and business structures for their long-term success and interface with essential local and state officials.

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 cannabis lawyers are 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.

Our California cannabis attorneys work on an individual level to develop long-term strategies suited to each client’s unique needs. The firm advises and represents clients directly involved in:

  • Cannabis cultivation and grows
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Dispensaries
  • Regulatory compliance

Ancillary cannabis businesses, which provide products and services to the industry
Financing and founding documentation

As this new, legitimate and transparent industry has evolved after twenty years of medical legalization, more entrepreneurs are seeking to establish themselves as a cannabis business. As such, they desire more certainty, understanding, and influence on marijuana policy. Succeeding in the cannabis industry often requires a close involvement in the policy landscape. Our cannabis lawyers have 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 substantial 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 cannabis attorneys at L+G provides a rare combination of business, legal and policy advocacy experience, coupled with an exceptional understanding of the cannabis industry.