Marijuana Law and Regulation
The marijuana industry is complex and continually evolving. While Alaska’s industry is growing daily, the commercial marijuana industry remains federally unlawful, creating a myriad of legal challenges that every industry participant must navigate. As this industry develops in Alaska, there is an increasing need for experienced legal counsel to assist with cannabis-related business and regulatory matters.
The attorneys in Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot’s marijuana law and regulation group combine marijuana industry–specific knowledge with a deep understanding of business law and regulatory compliance. We provide our clients with an unparalleled comprehensive set of services.
In addition to having experience in marijuana law and policy, our attorneys have backgrounds in business development, real estate, land use, municipal governance, constitutional law, banking, corporate finance, criminal law, issue advocacy and political campaigns. Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot attorneys can work with private marijuana industry clients on business development and formation, license applications, contract negotiations, commercial real estate transactions and compliance with state and local regulations. We also advise government entities on state and federal marijuana law and help them craft their own local regulations and policies.
For marijuana businesses and marijuana-related businesses, we handle the following:
- Business consultations
- State applications for marijuana establishment licenses
- Local government applications for marijuana licenses and permits
- Administrative hearings and procedures
- Regulatory compliance
- Corporate formation and structuring
- Commercial transactions
- Labor and employment
- Products liability and personal injury
- Real estate and land use
- Intellectual property
- Dispute resolution
We also offer the following legal services for governments involved in regulating the marijuana industry:
- Advising local officials on state and federal statutes, regulations and policies
- Drafting local ordinances
- Drafting state legislation and regulations
- Public policy analysis
As one of Alaska’s largest and most experienced law firms, Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot is uniquely positioned to provide legal services related to the marijuana industry. We believe that a firm that can provide comprehensive guidance can best serve participants in this industry.